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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] Continue reading

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse mgreenlar@syracuse.com Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com on March 09, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:11 PM Syracuse, N.Y. — Alejandro Cobus would leave his apartment in Syracuse for his ballet class three hours early. He’d walk nearly six miles in the […] Continue reading

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Miami, 25 January 2017 — They left Cuba before January 12 and are now stranded on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela. They arrived with the advantage of not needing a visa, but they have lost hope of […] Continue reading

Cuba – Last Chance to Leave for US

Cuba: Last Chance to Leave for US Washington-Havana détente means many are worried time is running out to seek a new life. By Fernando Donate Roberto Castillo’s finger glides over the map showing one of the possible routes he can take through Central America when he leaves Cuba. His final destination will be the United […] Continue reading

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period?

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period? / Iván García Joel, a fifty-five-year-old engineer, remembers the summer of 1994 when, after finishing his day job, he came home to roast two or three pounds of peanuts. After packaging them in paper cones fashioned from the pages of school textbooks, he went out to […] Continue reading

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants. For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse. BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com ALQUÍZAR, CUBA Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was […] Continue reading

El Paso social services respond to Cuban migrant surge

El Paso social services respond to Cuban migrant surge El Paso has eclipsed San Diego as the third most popular entry point for Cuban migrants, following Laredo and Miami BY BORDERZINE SPECIAL REPORTS borderzine.com EL PASO, TX Cuban refugees continue to seek asylum in the U.S., traveling from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, with many […] Continue reading

Cubans pouring into Texas get a helping hand, full benefits

Cubans pouring into Texas get a helping hand, full benefits Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 4:30 am By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times LAREDO — Scores of Cubans crossed the border bridge here from Mexico on a recent weekday, pregnant women in fluorescent rhinestone-studded T-shirts, men in tight jeans towing suitcases — all in search […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

Cuban adjustment – Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America

Cuban adjustment: Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America Mike Clary Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel Recently arrived Cuban migrants on why they, and so many others, are leaving the island As a barber in Havana, Duniesky Herrera Matamoros made about $20 a month — barely enough to live on, he said, […] Continue reading

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 2 December 2015 — Just after 5:30 in the afternoon, night falls on the Costa Rican village of La Cruz, some 12 miles from the Nicaraguan border. It is a neighborhood of gentle slopes, clean […] Continue reading

No Other Country Has Treated us Like Costa Rica

No Other Country Has Treated us Like Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 30, 2015 Iván García, Costa Rica, 29 November 2015 — In the last two weeks, the authorities in Costa Rica have been forced to open new shelters to care for the more than 3,000 Cubans trying to reach the U.S. […] Continue reading

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America May 18th 2015, 23:50 BY H.T. A CURIOUS asymmetry exists across the 90-mile (150km) Straits of Florida that divide Cuba from the United States. This month American businessmen won permission from their government to start plush new ferry services to Cuba for the first time since the United […] Continue reading

As migrants flee eastern Cuba, a town mourns those lost at sea

As migrants flee eastern Cuba, a town mourns those lost at sea By Rosa Tania Valdés, Reuters MANZANILLO Cuba (Reuters) – Eighteen-year-old Miguel Lopez Maldonado boarded a homemade boat last month with 31 others, leaving behind this sleepy fishing town on Cuba’s southeast coast to seek a new life in the United States. The motor […] Continue reading