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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 that those who
enter the… Continue reading

Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years

Smuggling women from Cuba to Miami for sex gets pimp 30 years
BY DAVID J. NEAL
dneal@miamiherald.com

Once Silvio “Jander” Morales smuggled six women from Camaguey, Cuba into
Miami, he shed any niceties like a moulting anaconda losing skin.
Morales constricted the women into prostitution by mushrooming their
debt, threatening their families’ lives and even threatening to feed one
woman… Continue reading

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of daily life in Cuba

They fled to avoid prosecution from a web of corruption that is part of
daily life in Cuba
BY MARIO J. PENTÓN
mpenton@elnuevoherald.com

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA
The couple fled Cuba to avoid the web of corruption and negligence that
they say reflects what is normal life on the island.

They got stranded in Panama, but still hope to eventually reach… 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 even start-up capital — still… Continue reading

Activist Joanna Columbie Deported to Camaguey

Activist Joanna Columbie Deported to Camaguey

14ymedio, Havana, 2 June 2017 – The principal of Academy 1010 and Somos+
(We Are More) Movement activist, Joanna Columbie, was deported Friday
from the Vivac detention center in Havana to Camaguey province, as
reported to 14ymedio by the leader of the Somos+ organization, Eliecer
Avila.

“Joanna called from Vivac to say that she… Continue reading

Cuban Professionals Are Afraid In Venezuela

Cuban Professionals Are Afraid In Venezuela

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 May 2017 — Seen from the Venezuelan
opposition as an army of occupation and from the Venezuelan government
as soldiers of socialism, tens of thousands of Cuban professionals live
a situation that is complicated day after day in convulsive
Venezuela. The Cuban government has asked them to stay “until… Continue reading

Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum

Elderly Cuban couple still detained nearly a month after judge denies asylum
BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES AND ABEL FERNÁNDEZ
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com

An elderly Cuban couple detained upon arrival at Miami International
airport following an end to the “wet foot, dry foot” immigration policy
remain in custody, almost a month after a judge denied their asylum
application.

Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández,… 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 island several
times. That was… 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
kill some pigs and had… 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 slowed to a trickle
in… 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, the mayor of that city… 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

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico

Cuban Police Prevent Joanna Columbié From Boarding A Plane To Mexico /
14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 March 2017 – Cuban police prevented activist Joanna
Columbié from boarding a plane this Monday heading to Mexico. The car in
which she was raveling was intercepted on the way to the airport and a
State Security official warned her that she would not… 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

Between 2 And 100 Cubans Expelled From Panama, According To Sources

Between 2 And 100 Cubans Expelled From Panama, According To Sources /
14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 9 February 2017 — A Cuban couple were
deported Wednesday by the National Migration Service in Panama. Both
were detained by the authorities in Guabalá, in Panama’s Chiriquí province.

According to immigration sources, the couple entered the country
“irregularly.” Both were… 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 United States, but with the… Continue reading

Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama

Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama
JUAN ARTURO GÓMEZ TOBÓN | Turbo | 31 de Enero de 2017 – 11:13 CET.

A group of six Cuban emigrants, including several identifying themselves
as members of the Movimiento Prodemocrático Pedro Luis Boitel, declared
themselves on a hunger strike in the locality of Laja Blanca,
Darien (Panama)

Another group of 13… Continue reading

Mexico Deports Another Group Of Cubans

Mexico Deports Another Group Of Cubans / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Chiapas, 25 January 2017 — Mexican Government authorities have
reported the deportation of 70 Cuban migrants who were in the country
without visas or transit permits. Among the deportees were 22 women and
48 men who were sent back to Cuba on Wednesday on a plane belonging to
the Mexican Federal… Continue reading

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