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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

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

Cuban Doctors Stranded – Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia

Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia by CARMEN SESIN When Adrian Lezcano Rodriguez, a physical therapist from Cuba, was chosen to serve on a “mission” in the small town of Maroa in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela, he knew he would defect. He would make his way to the […] Continue reading

As wet foot/dry foot U.S. policy ends, Cuba ponders what Trump may do

As wet foot/dry foot U.S. policy ends, Cuba ponders what Trump may do Rick Jervis , USA TODAY 3:32 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2017 HAVANA – While President Donald Trump’s Cuba policy remains in flux, Cubans on the island have mixed feelings about whether the “wet foot/dry foot” policy that governed U.S./Cuba relations since 1995 […] 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

Carmelo Mesa-Lago y Willy Allen, entre otros, en el foro ‘Cuba – Economía, derechos y migración’, en Miami

Carmelo Mesa-Lago y Willy Allen, entre otros, en el foro ‘Cuba: Economía, derechos y migración’, en Miami DDC | Miami | 19 de Enero de 2017 – 19:08 CET. La Fundación para los Derechos Humanos en Cuba (FHRC) y Solidaridad de Trabajadores Cubanos organizan el evento “Cuba: Economía, derechos y migración. Foro para el intercambio […] Continue reading

End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented

End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented January 15, 20177:07 AM ET There’s a popular saying in Spanish — O todos en la cama, o todos en el suelo. It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this: Either we all get the bed, or […] Continue reading

Don’t expect Trump to reinstate special immigration status for Cubans

Don’t expect Trump to reinstate special immigration status for Cubans BY PATRICIA MAZZEI, LESLEY CLARK AND NORA GÁMEZ TORRES pmazzei@miamiherald.com For all the bluster Miami’s Cuban-American Republicans in Congress delivered after President Barack Obama’s stunning decision Thursday to dispose of a decades-old U.S. policy favoring Cuban immigrants, the likelihood of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the […] Continue reading

Washington Closes The Escape Valve

Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration on Thursday pulled the plug on a controversial policy for Cuban migrants — essentially turning the clock back on decades of preferential treatment for Cubans and making those who arrive without visas subject to deportation. The […] Continue reading

Cubans streaming into U.S. before Trump can take office

Cubans streaming into U.S. before Trump can take office Experts say the current influx will rival the previous peak in 1980. BY FRANCO ORDONEZ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — The surge of Cubans fleeing to the United States could grow as uncertainty swirls around the island about whether Donald Trump will end the still nascent […] Continue reading

Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing

Cuban rapper dedicates new song with biting lyrics to those fleeing BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The immigration experience served as the inspiring force behind a new album by Bian Oscar Rodríguez, better known in the Cuban hip-hop scene as El B. He co-founded Los Aldeanos along with Aldo Rodríguez Baquero (no relation). The duo […] Continue reading

The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again

“The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 8 August 2016 – Everyone in the Versalles neighborhood in the city of Camagüey knows Bernardo de Quesada Salomon. Loquacious, restless and the founder of the Apostolic Movement, he has experienced intense months this year, especially January […] Continue reading

Artistas e intelectuales cubanos se solidarizan con los migrantes en Turbo

Artistas e intelectuales cubanos se solidarizan con los migrantes en Turbo 14YMEDIO, Miami | Agosto 01, 2016 Una veintena de artistas e intelectuales cubanos se solidarizaron este lunes con la situación en que se encuentran 1.272 migrantes cubanos varados en Turbo. En una carta enviada al presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, las personalidades, que […] Continue reading

As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned

As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned From February to May, about 4,000 Cubans crossed over the Rio Grande River into Texas’ westernmost city. As they settle across the U.S., a broader immigration debate has emerged over whether Cuban immigrants should still be allowed to simply walk into the country and automatically be able […] Continue reading

Former Communist loyalist leads some 5000 U.S.-bound Cubans in Ecuador

Former Communist loyalist leads some 5000 U.S.-bound Cubans in Ecuador Some of his critics state that he was sent to Ecuador by Cuban intelligence to collect money for helping the Cubans emigrate to the United States, and then hand over the funds to the government. For others, he is a messiah trying to lead Cubans […] Continue reading

He was a Communist loyalist – Then he realized Cubans lived in fear

He was a Communist loyalist. Then he realized Cubans lived in fear His generation grew up in the best years of the Cuban economic model, when the former Soviet Union was subsidizing it with billions of dollars per year. But then he realized the government tries to create “test tube leaders” as if the island […] Continue reading