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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

Five Cuban Water Polo Players Escape In Mexico

Five Cuban Water Polo Players Escape In Mexico / 14ymedio Posted on February 16, 2016 14ymedio, 16 February 2016 — Five players from Cuba’s women’s water polo team escaped from a training in the Mexican city of Monterrey and traveled to the United States, local sports officials told the DPA agency. The news, which had […] Continue reading

Cuba’s soccer defectors hunt for respect in the United States

Cuba’s soccer defectors hunt for respect in the United States It is Cuba’s baseball players that usually attract the most attention, but a growing number of footballers are hoping to improve their skills in a new country Bryan Kay Tuesday 19 January 2016 10.00 GMT Last modified on Tuesday 19 January 2016 10.02 GMT The […] Continue reading

The regime’s response to the doctor drain – a return to repressive immigration policies

The regime’s response to the doctor drain: a return to repressive immigration policies DDC | La Habana | 3 Dic 2015 – 2:55 pm. Beginning on 7 December the Cuban Government will once again apply a policy requiring health professionals to seek permission from high-ranking authorities to travel abroad for personal reasons, and wait up […] Continue reading

Boxers fleeing Cuba seek freedom, fortune in Vegas

Boxers fleeing Cuba seek freedom, fortune in Vegas Reported by: Amber Dixon Email: adixon@mynews3.com Published: 2/25 6:24 am Share Updated: 2/25 9:40 am LAS VEGAS (KSNV My News 3) – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada said of the 1,800 refugees it helps resettle each year in Las Vegas, 75 percent are Cuban. Trained boxers are […] Continue reading

Leaving Cuba – A father and son risk lives at sea

Leaving Cuba: A father and son risk lives at sea By CHRISTINE ARMARIO MIAMI (AP) — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba. Their flimsy vessel built secretly with scraps of metal, wood and inner […] Continue reading

U.S. sees more immigrants from Cuba as laws are relaxed

U.S. sees more immigrants from Cuba as laws are relaxed POSTED ON DECEMBER 13, 2014 Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario The Associated Press HAVANA — The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for […] Continue reading

Report sheds light on Jose Abreu’s defection from Cuba

Report sheds light on Jose Abreu’s defection from Cuba By Mark Townsend 16 hours ago Big League Stew A little more than a year after Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu arrived in the United States and inked what at the time was an international free agent record six-year, $68 million contract with the […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants flood to US by taking advantage of lax passport rules

Cuban migrants flood to US by taking advantage of lax passport rules Some 22,000 Cubans reached US by way of intermediary countries in the past year, forgoing dangerous sea crossing Associated Press in Havana theguardian.com, Friday 10 October 2014 16.32 BST The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island […] Continue reading

Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

Posted: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Cuban migration surges over land and by sea By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN The Associated Press HAVANA — The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for emigrants to […] Continue reading

A CUBAN BOXER’S JOURNEY

June 2, 2014 A CUBAN BOXER’S JOURNEY By Brin-Jonathan Butler “The president of Ecuador greets Fidel with the gift of a rare Galapagos tortoise, informing the dictator that they can live to nearly 200 years. Fidel accepts the pet, then turns to his aide and says: “That’s the problem with pets. You get attached to […] Continue reading

Cuba Outfielder Rusney Castillo Begins Road to Fame and Fortune

Cuba Outfielder Rusney Castillo Begins Road to Fame and Fortune December 18, 2013 HAVANA TIMES — Outfielder Rusney Castillo, 26, is the latest Cuban baseball player beginning the fast-track road for a possible Major League Baseball contract on the free agent market. While still unconfirmed, his apparent escape from Cuba comes after he was suspended […] Continue reading

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba By Edward Creech [September 29, 2013 at 1:30pm CST] Right-hander Raicel Iglesias has been detained by Cuban authorities for attempting to defect, three sources have told Diario De Cuba (h/t Ben Badler of Baseball America). An employee of the Dirección de Deportes en Nueva Gerona confirmed Iglesias […] 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