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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

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but […] Continue reading

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

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com GUALACA, PANAMA The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning’s quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only by the hum of insects […] Continue reading

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

Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties

Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties June 1, 2017, at 2:34 p.m. By Daniel Trotta and Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbors […] Continue reading

Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants

Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants 14ymedio, Miami, 13 May 2017 – The Canadian government has responded to a request for refuge made by the Democracy Movement on behalf of thousands of Cubans who were stranded at several locations in the Americas after the decision by the United States last January […] Continue reading

No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says

No more Cuban rafters, Coast Guard says BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com For decades, dramatic images of Cubans trying to reach the United States on decrepit boats made of all kinds of materials shocked many within the South Florida community. On the island, families waited desperately for news on whether loved ones had made it […] 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

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Cuba Stops Sending Doctors To Brazil For Fear Of Defections

Cuba Stops Sending Doctors To Brazil For Fear Of Defections 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 – Cuba just suspended the sending of a group of 710 health professionals who would have worked on the “More Doctors” mission in Brazil, our of fear of desertions, according to a report from the Brazilian press informed […] Continue reading

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

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy Military.com | 12 Apr 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck After seeing the number of Cubans trying to reach the United States by sea skyrocket in 2016 as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations, the commandant of the Coast Guard said the flow has […] Continue reading

Camila Cabello shares her success story: ‘I want to be what people think of when they think of America’

Camila Cabello shares her success story: ‘I want to be what people think of when they think of America’ hola.com April 6, 2017 Long before her pop star days, Camila Cabello was a young girl looking to start a new life in the United States. The singer and her mother Sinuhe candidly opened up about […] Continue reading

Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City

Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Cubans living in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, who were stranded after the United States ended the Wet foot/Dry Foot policy that allowed Cubans who set foot on US soil to stay, may now apply […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Mexico will allow U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who got stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo following the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy to apply for political asylum and legalize their status in the nation, […] Continue reading