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Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island

Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain multiple entry visas and […] Continue reading

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the University […] Continue reading

48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US

48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US By ALEX SCOTT Apr 27, 2017, 10:14 AM ET Lisette Poole There are currently more than 20 daily flights from the United States to Cuba. The 330-mile trip from Miami takes a little over an hour and helped fill the streets of Cuba with […] Continue reading

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 22, 2017 NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — She spent weeks hiking through the Amazon, crossing a crocodile-filled river. She scaled border walls, escaped from immigration detention in Panama and slept in a church. Broke, hungry and exhausted, she found refuge with indigenous people […] Continue reading

Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — The memorandum of understanding between the governments of Cuba and Mexico that governs migration between the two countries is now in force. The agreement allows, starting now, automatic deportations from Mexico to Cuba to “strengthen cooperation between the two countries in […] Continue reading

The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check

The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check GUEST POST WRITTEN BY G. Isabelle Abad Ms. Abad is a Dominican-American writer, entrepreneur and contracts/business initiatives specialist in financial services. Amidst the bustling controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba, and the international pressures for the United States to end the embargo against […] Continue reading

Despite talks, U.S.-Cuba migration impasse continues

Despite talks, U.S.-Cuba migration impasse continues U.S., Cuba meet in Washington to discuss migration Thousands of Cubans still stranded in Central America Cuban American National Foundation working on program to help them BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com While thousands of Cubans thwarted in their journey to the United States remained stuck in Central America, the United […] Continue reading

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] Continue reading

Of Jails In Cuba

Of Jails In Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 14, 2014 For Saul prison is like his second home. He celebrated his 63rd birthday behind bars, fabricating cement and gravel blocks for a Cuban state enterprise called Provari, which makes everything from bricks, tiles and mattresses to insecticides and sells them for hard currency. […] Continue reading

The Massacre in Canimar River – 34th Anniversary

The Massacre in Canimar River: 34th Anniversary / By Enrisco in the Blog of Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on July 12, 2014 By Enrisco Today, July 6th, is the 34th anniversary of what is regarded as (only by a few certainly) as “The Massacre in Canimar River” because 14 years before the sinking of the […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading

Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas

Posted on Monday, 08.12.13 Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Cuban-American activists in South Florida ended a hunger strike and series of protests Monday over the alleged mistreatment of Cubans detained in the Bahamas. The Bahamian government’s announcement that it would conduct a formal investigation into the allegations coupled with […] Continue reading

Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas

Posted on Sunday, 08.11.13 Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY — Panama’s government is granting asylum on humanitarian grounds for 19 Cuban migrants who are being detained in the Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Its statement said President Ricardo Martinelli made the decision to accept the […] Continue reading

Bahamas agrees to review undocumented Cubans’ status

Posted on Friday, 07.26.13 Bahamas agrees to review undocumented Cubans’ status BY JACQUELINE CHARLES JCHARLES@MIAMIHERALD.COM Hoping to end protests and calls for a tourism boycott by Cuban exile groups and others, Bahamian officials agreed Friday to review the status of undocumented Cuban migrants currently in their detention center. The Bahamas also is considering moving Cubans […] Continue reading

Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats

Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats March 28, 2013 Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES — A few days ago I went to Guanacabibes Peninsula, in the extreme west of the country. It's an unspoiled nature reserve where one can see iguanas, deer, crocodiles and all kinds of birds – in addition to a wonderful seabed. […] Continue reading

Turks and Caicos frees Cubans who sewed their lips shut to protest detention

Posted on Thursday, 03.28.13 Turks and Caicos frees Cubans who sewed their lips shut to protest detention By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands have freed four illegal Cuban migrants who sewed their lips together to protest their six-month detentions in the British territory off Cuba's eastern tip. "We wanted […] Continue reading

To fight for the revolution or for money — tough choice facing Cuban boxers

Posted on Saturday, 09.15.12 The sociology of sport To fight for the revolution or for money — tough choice facing Cuban boxers A new film looks at Cuban boxers, some of the best in the world, and the wrenching choice that each must ultimately make. By Glenn Garvin ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Teofilo Stevenson — the pride of […] Continue reading