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Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return

Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Panama’s deputy minister of public security on Friday made a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter in that nation: $1,650, a plane ticket to Havana and a multiple-entry visa that […] Continue reading

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 – The wifi signal barely crosses the glass. The wireless network at José Martí International Airport only covers the boarding area. But a woman presses her whole body against the opaque window that separates […] Continue reading

Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return

Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Scores of Cubans meet every day at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border after an odyssey through 10 countries, never knowing if they would achieve their dream of entering the […] Continue reading

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […] Continue reading

Despair among Cubans just starting out in the U.S.

Despair among Cubans just starting out in the U.S. BY JOHANNA A. ÁLVAREZ jaalvarez@elnuevoherald.com A grave silence hung over the office of the program for immigrants and refugees of Church World Service, the resettlement agency in Doral that helps Cubans and other immigrants begin their new life in the United States. Those who went to […] Continue reading

Cubans’ Route To The United States Passes Through Remote Guyana

Cubans’ Route To The United States Passes Through Remote Guyana / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, 15 November 2016 – He doesn’t yet know how to find Guyana on a map, but he proudly shows off a plane reservation from Havana to Panama City and finally to Georgetown. Samuel, a fictitious name to avoid […] Continue reading

Cuban Emigration – All Roads Lead to the United States

Cuban Emigration: All Roads Lead to the United States / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 November 2016 — Yoandry, 29, vowed that he would emigrate fromCuba in 2016. The best strategy was not to put all his eggs in one basket. Last year he sent in a form to participate in the global lottery offered […] Continue reading

Cuban ballplayers defect during Surrey tournament

Cuban ballplayers defect during Surrey tournament GLEN SCHAEFER (Vancouver Sun) Published: July 18, 2016 Two Cuban ballplayers disappeared Sunday from the site of the Women’s World Softball Championship in what organizers have taken to be a bid to defect. The Cuban team arrived in Canada last week, before the 31-country tournament started Friday, said tournament […] Continue reading

Cubans land at southernmost landmark in Key West

Police: Cubans land at southernmost landmark in Key West O’Neal AP KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – Police in Key West say Cuban migrants landed early Wednesday at a tourist attraction marking the southernmost point in the continental United States. Officer Matthew Hansell reported that three men and three women tied their fishing boat to the […] Continue reading

Two Cuban men (and one rowboat) wash ashore in Miami Beach

Two Cuban men (and one rowboat) wash ashore in Miami Beach The 30-something-year-old men are in good health Two 23-year-old tourists from Virginia spoke to them BY ALEX HARRIS aharris@miamiherald.com When the men got close enough, they leapt out of their boat and made a mad dash for shore. “What’s your name?” one man asked, […] Continue reading

Cubans reach Florida in boat named for ‘tremendous’ Obama

Cubans reach Florida in boat named for ‘tremendous’ Obama LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLA. A group of Cuban migrants made it to Florida aboard a makeshift sailboat they christened for “the tremendous” President Barack Obama. In news photographs posted by the Sun Sentinel, the small wooden boat appears handmade with a tarp for a sail. On one side, […] Continue reading

Last flight, first steps – Cubans surge across US border

Last flight, first steps: Cubans surge across US border Cubans say they’re fleeing a repressive government Author: By Catherine E. Shoichet CNN EL PASO, Texas (CNN) Rubén Lorenzo Peláez circles the chair like a ninja, silently shifting from one foot to the other. For a moment, the snip-snip-snip of his shears is the only sound […] Continue reading

Costa Rica Calls Emergency Meeting on New Immigration Crisis On Its Border

Costa Rica Calls Emergency Meeting on New Immigration Crisis On Its Border / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on April 7, 2016 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 5 April 2106 — The Costa Rican government has called an emergency meeting of the countries involved in the migratory flow that includes that nation as a transit point to […] Continue reading

I’m Afraid That Ecuador Will Deport Me To Cuba

“I’m Afraid That Ecuador Will Deport Me To Cuba” / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on February 27, 2016 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 February 2016 — Sigfredo Ochoa is 40 years old. Six months ago he was one more “Palestinian” in Havana, a Cuban from Holguin living “illegally” in the capital of his own country, […] Continue reading

Stranded Cuban Migrants Brought by Air, Bus to Mexico

Stranded Cuban Migrants Brought by Air, Bus to Mexico By SONIA PEREZ D. AND JAVIER CORDOBA, ASSOCIATED PRESS CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Jan 13, 2016, 5:13 PM ET Nearly 200 Cuban migrants traveled by air and across land through Central America and into southern Mexico on Wednesday, resuming their long-delayed journey toward the United States […] Continue reading

Door from Cuba Has Been Held Open

Door from Cuba Has Been Held Open Susan Eckstein on “special treatment” of Cuban immigrants 12.10.2015 By Sara Rimer Cuban refugees float in heavy seas 60 miles south of Key West, Fla. during the 1994 Cuban rafters crisis. AP Photo/Dave Martin, File In December 2014, President Obama announced a historic agreement with Cuban President Raul […] Continue reading

Costa Rica Negotiates to Fly Cubans to Belize, After Refusal from Guatemala

Costa Rica Negotiates to Fly Cubans to Belize, After Refusal from Guatemala / EFE, via 14ymedio Posted on December 3, 2015 EFE (via 14ymedio) San Jose, Costa Rica, 3 December 2015 — The Government of Costa Rica reported on Thursday that given the refusal of Guatemala, it is negotiating with Belize to airlift thousands of […] Continue reading