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You Know Why Cubans Flee Cuba En Masse…

You Know Why Cubans Flee Cuba En Masse… / Cubalex Cubalex, 30 March 2017 — Because there is no democracy or rule of law. Nor do the conditions exist to exercise civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms. The elite of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), maintains power through the structures of the State […] Continue reading

Cuba blames U.S. open door for migrant surge

Cuba blames U.S. open door for migrant surge August 7, 2016 By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Havana on Sunday blamed Washington for a surge of Cubans trying to reach the United States by land and sea, accusing the Obama administration of encouraging illegal and unsafe immigration. Tens of thousands of Cubans over the last […] 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

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes

Cuba Says ‘Normal’ Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes By Q24N on 19 July 2016 The United States and Cuba will not be able to establish normal migration relations until US ends immigration-related adjustment and admittance programs, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release. On Thursday, Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry […] Continue reading

Cuba’s population expected to drop dramatically over the next decade

Cuba’s population expected to drop dramatically over the next decade By 2025, Cuba’s population is projected to drop to 10 million residents — down from 11 million — due to low fertility and birth rates, as well as high levels of emigrations, experts say. ABEL FERNÁNDEZ AND MARIO J. PENTÓN staff@InCubaToday.com By 2025, Cuba’s population […] Continue reading

Cuba sees rare protest as migration tensions rise

Cuba sees rare protest as migration tensions rise By Nick Miroff November 27 at 6:05 PM HAVANA — Irate Cubans protested outside airline offices and at the Ecuadoran Embassy on Friday, a day after Ecuador announced new visa requirements for Cuban travelers in an attempt to cut off what has become a popular, if circuitous, […] Continue reading

Three clarifications on the forced migration of Cubans

Three clarifications on the forced migration of Cubans SOREN TRIFF | Boston | 20 Nov 2015 – 11:54 am. The current crisis is not the result of fear that the Cuban Adjustment Act will be repealed. It is part of the regime’s plan. To explain the humanitarian crisis that the Cuban regime is generating in […] Continue reading

Cuban defections ‘will continue’

Cuban defections ‘will continue’ By Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:15:29 EDT PM Despite improved relations between Cuba and the United States, don’t expect to see a rapid decline in defections from the Caribbean island, says the chairman of the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association of Niagara. “I’m sure it will continue. There […] Continue reading

Even the Elderly Are Emigrating From Cuba

Even the Elderly Are Emigrating From Cuba YOANI SÁNCHEZ, Havana | Junio 24, 2015 The building where I live is like a diminutive Cuba, where the larger country appears represented with its vicissitudes and hopes. Fourteen stories that at times offer a biopsy of reality or a representative fragment of life outside. For years, the […] 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

One Cuban migrant dead in capsizing off Cayman Islands

One Cuban migrant dead in capsizing off Cayman Islands By Peter Polack GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Reuters) – A Cuban migrant drowned after a makeshift vessel with four passengers overturned in rough seas off the Cayman Islands on Saturday afternoon, local officials said. The three other Cubans, all in their 20s and 30s, made it […] Continue reading

Cuban Wave Arrives by Land

Cuban Wave Arrives by Land Migrants Take Circuitous Routes to Reach the Border, Where They Gain Entry MICHAEL STRAVATO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By MIRIAM JORDAN and ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES Oct. 28, 2014 7:36 p.m. ET In June, Luis Alberto Cuan Lio and his pregnant wife, Yordana Bravo Perez, flew from Cuba to Ecuador as […] Continue reading

53 Cuban migrants repatriated to Cuba

53 Cuban migrants repatriated to Cuba Author: Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer Published On: Sep 25 2014 07:28:05 PM EDT MIAMI - After three separate incidents of people attempting to migrate illegally to the United States, Coast Guard crews repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba. “These illegal migrant ventures demonstrate just how […] Continue reading

Cuban rafters’ secret journey from Camagüey to Key Biscayne took months of planning

Cuban rafters’ secret journey from Camagüey to Key Biscayne took months of planning ALFONSO CHARDYACHARDY@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM 09/24/2014 5:43 PM 09/24/2014 6:46 PM A group Cubans in the eastern city of Camagüey planned the secret voyage from Cuba to Key Biscayne for two or three months. They built a makeshift boat with water pipes, galvanized steel and […] Continue reading

Record Number of Cubans Crossing the Mexican Border to USA

Record Number of Cubans Crossing the Mexican Border to USA August 11, 2014 Wilfredo Cancio Isla (Cafe Fuerte) HAVANA TIMES — More than 14,000 Cubans crossed the Mexican border into the United States in the 2014 fiscal year, setting a historical record for the illegal inflow of Cuban citizens through US immigration control points. Statistics […] Continue reading

Carnival cruise ship rescues 2 men in raft off Key West

Carnival cruise ship rescues 2 men in raft off Key West Passenger describes dramatic rescue of two men without shoes By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel 7:31 p.m. EDT, May 26, 2014 A Carnival cruise ship on its way to Cozumel rescued two men floating in a tiny raft off Key West on Sunday, a Coast […] Continue reading

Genetics, Elites, and Emigrant Children

Cuba: Genetics, Elites, and Emigrant Children / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on April 3, 2014 Some months ago, someone who does not wish to be named because she is closely related to a high level Cuban leader, called me and told me that she had finished living her first and very unhappy American experience. Her […] Continue reading