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What I Want Most Is To Get Back To Volleyball

“What I Want Most Is To Get Back To Volleyball” / Cubanet

I was a volleyball player in the last golden era of the sport in Cuba. I
played alongside the best in the world: Marshal, Dennis, Pimienta,
Diago, Iosvany Hernández. I played on the national team in the 1999
Tournament of the Americas in the United States, and in… Continue reading

Congratulations To Cuban Socialists – 95% Of Cubans Want Economic Growth, 13% Think They Have It

Congratulations To Cuban Socialists – 95% Of Cubans Want Economic
Growth, 13% Think They Have It
Tim Worstall , CONTRIBUTOR
I have opinions about economics, finance and public policy.

Other than the very few remaining deluded lefties out there there’s no
one who thinks that the Cuban government has done a good job these past
6 decades so this finding… Continue reading

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy

A Year After Obama’s Visit, Cubans Feel Disillusioned With His Legacy /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, 19 March 2017 – It rained when the presidential
plane touched down on the tarmac at Havana’s Airport. On 20 March 2016,
Barack Obama began a historic visit to the island that awakened hopes
and sparked questions. One year after that visit,… Continue reading

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In
The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 16 March 2017 — A call from Cuba finally
let Yandry Perez relax. His aunt had alerted him through an interrupted
phone call from the north of Villa Clara, that for two days the
whereabouts of his mother and… Continue reading

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on
a go-fast boat
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

The call from Cuba ended with a sense of dread for Yandry Pérez.

His aunt warned him through the interrupted telephone call from Villa
Clara, in central Cuba, that the whereabouts of his mother and two
younger brothers had been unknown for… Continue reading

Great Baseball News

Great Baseball News
DDC | Madrid | 16 de Marzo de 2017 – 18:04 CET.

Cuba’s collapse at the World Baseball Classic is great news for several
reasons.

First, because at times it is beneficial to hit rock bottom. A national
team outperformed in every aspect of the game reveals the true extent of
the debacle. The few victories in… Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following
protest
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of
Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after
they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to
demand their release.

The Quadratín news agency reported… Continue reading

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana. 13 March 2017 – Mexico’s National Institute of
Migration (INM) reported in a press release that on Monday morning it
repatriated 49 Cubans who were in the country in an irregular
situation. At 7:30 a.m. (local time) they were sent on a Federal Police
plane from Quintana Roo to Jose Marti… Continue reading

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet
foot, dry foot policy
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge
who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final
determination on their fate.

Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and 64, have been held in… Continue reading

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse
mgreenlar@syracuse.com
Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com

on March 09, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:11 PM
Syracuse, N.Y. — Alejandro Cobus would leave his apartment in Syracuse
for his ballet class three hours early. He’d walk nearly six miles in
the snow and cold in sneakers.… Continue reading

Enslaved Doctors

Enslaved Doctors
ANTONIO JOSÉ PONTE | Madrid | 7 de Marzo de 2017 – 14:48 CET.

They say that they fulfill their mission when they serve in countries
that have signed agreements with the Cuban regime. “Mission.” It is a
term that supposes a zeal to spread the faith, and entails a set of
diplomatic shenanigans. And, indeed, there is… Continue reading

Panama Will Deport Almost 500 Cubans in the Coming Weeks

Panama Will Deport Almost 500 Cubans in the Coming Weeks / 14ymedio,
Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 2 March 2017 – In the next few weeks
Panama will deport almost 500 Cubans who remain undocumented in the
country, after being stranded by the end of the United States’ wet
foot/dry foot policy in January, which had previously allowed Cubans… Continue reading

It’s only a drill Guantánamo rehearses Caribbean migrant crisis

It’s only a drill: Guantánamo rehearses Caribbean migrant crisis

Hundreds of U.S. forces are rehearsing a migrant crisis this week at the
U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a massive multimillion dollar
drill that envisions the United States capturing huge numbers of people
in the Caribbean bound for the United States — and how the military,
State Department and… Continue reading

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico
BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ

A group of exile organizations and volunteers are trying to help
hundreds of Cubans who are stranded in Mexico following the end of the
so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy on Jan. 12.

Vigilia Mambisa, Democracy Movement, WWFE La Poderosa radio station and
other organizations and… Continue reading

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Two Cubans have been rescued from
the hands of their kidnappers on Isla Mujeres, as the result of a joint
effort between the Federal Investigation Police and agents of the
Ministerial Police of the state of Quintana Roo. In the operation
carried out on… 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 U.S. embassy in Colombia, and… Continue reading

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’ – The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot

The Crisis Of The ‘Boteros’: The First Bean To Burst Into The Pot /
14ymedio, Pedro Campos

14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 17 February 2017 – The ending of the
United States’ Wet-Foot/Dry-Foot policy – that allowed Cubans who
touched American soil to stay – crushed the hopes of many Cubans of
being able to achieve the American dream, that is… Continue reading

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift

Cuba said on Friday the United States had deported 117 migrants back to
the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency
to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil as part of the normalization
of relations.

Those deported included two people who were returned on Friday… Continue reading

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

Two Cuban women who were deemed “inadmissible” for entry to the United
States were placed on a morning flight to Havana on Friday, becoming the
first to be deported since the Jan. 12 elimination of an immigration
policy known as “wet foot, dry foot.”… Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In
Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans
were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the
wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United
States, but for the 90 who are detained at the 21st Century Migrant
Station in… Continue reading

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion and more

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion
and more
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

For some of the U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who are now at the Siglo XXI
detention center in the far southwest Mexican city of Tapachula — and
their relatives in the United States — a journey once filled with hope
is now overflowing… 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 should be
reinstated.

President Obama… Continue reading

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