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02/19/2017 05:10 PM
Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia
Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy Heading to Cuba, Colombia Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Feb. 19, 2017, at 8:18 a.m. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is headed to Cuba and Colombia during the President’s Day congressional recess. Leahy, a […]
02/18/2017 05:01 PM
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 […]
02/18/2017 04:28 PM
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 […]
02/18/2017 04:27 PM
Former DC resident got to Cuba, not heard from lately
Former DC resident got to Cuba, not heard from lately By Martin Weil February 18 at 12:13 AM In the latest report on the travels of Parker, the National Zoo disclosed that when last heard from, the former Washington resident appeared to be in Cuba. Parker, it seems, went by air, without paying a fare, […]
02/18/2017 04:21 PM
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 […]
02/17/2017 08:00 PM
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements
Iran, Cuba Fortify Ties With 12 Cooperation Agreements Vishakha Sonawane International Business TimesFebruary 17, 2017 Iran and Cuba signed 12 new cooperation agreements Thursday fortifying ties at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on Tehran and Havana have upset the two countries. The agreements have been made in areas such as agriculture, health, […]
02/16/2017 12:59 AM
Birthrate Is Not Just a Matter of Resources
Birthrate Is Not Just a Matter of Resources / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 15 February 2017 — Concerned about low birthrates, this month the Government has launched a campaign focused on fertility and a package of measures to stimulate births of two or more children per woman. Since 1978 fertility rates have […]
02/16/2017 12:57 AM
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 […]
02/15/2017 10:40 PM
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 […]
02/14/2017 06:31 PM
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 […]
02/12/2017 07:32 PM
Measuring Hopelessness
Measuring Hopelessness / Yoani Sanchez Yoani Sanchez, El Pais, 12 February 2017 — Statistics are deceiving. They only reflect measurable values, tangible realities. International agencies cram us with numbers that measure development, life expectancy or educational attainment, but seldom succeed in grading dissatisfaction, fear, and discouragement. Frequently in their reports they describe a Latin America […]
02/12/2017 07:26 PM
Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option
Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option / Ivan garcia Ivan Garcia, 19 January 2017 — There are few things that spontaneously bring Cubans on the island together. For example, if the provincial team is crowned champion in the national baseball series, where, in between the infamous beer and a noisy […]
02/10/2017 07:27 PM
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 […]
02/10/2017 05:23 PM
US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy
US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com At least 172 Cuban nationals who tried to enter the United States following the end to an immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” are now in detention facilities, awaiting for the results of their removal […]
02/10/2017 05:22 PM
Authorities rescue 10 Cubans allegedly kidnapped in Mexican border city
Authorities rescue 10 Cubans allegedly kidnapped in Mexican border city BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com A group of 10 Cubans who had been kidnapped while traveling from Reynosa to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico were rescued Wednesday, according to a high-ranking official from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ernesto Soberón, director of consular affairs at the ministry, […]
02/06/2017 04:14 PM
Government Invites Doctors Who Fled To Return To Cuba
Government Invites Doctors Who Fled To Return To Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 3 February 2017 — The Ministry of Public Health released a statement Thursday in the official newspaper Granma to reiterate the willingness of Cuban authorities to take back health professionals who have “defected” from medical missions abroad. The announcement comes three weeks […]
02/06/2017 03:57 PM
Miles de extranjeros con antecedentes penales no fueron deportados de EEUU
Miles de extranjeros con antecedentes penales no fueron deportados de EEUU ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com Todos los años las autoridades de inmigración liberan a cientos de extranjeros condenados por delitos, entre ellos homicidios, porque la Corte Suprema ha prohibido la detención indefinida o porque sus países de origen se niegan a aceptar su deportación después que […]
02/05/2017 05:46 PM
I Did Not Enter This House Through The Window
“I Did Not Enter This House Through The Window” / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Every night when Bisaida Azahares Correa goes to bed and looks at the ceiling, she is afraid that when the sun comes up she will have leave the house where she lives with her two children. This dwelling in the Siboney neighborhood […]
02/04/2017 10:53 PM
Guanabo, the new ‘Costa del Sol’
Guanabo, the new ‘Costa del Sol’ / 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 31 January 2017 – With an indigenous name and sands full of memories, Guanabo is the beach east of Havana that in recent months has experienced a quiet transformation. Many repatriated Cubans, foreign residents on the island, and local entrepreneurs have […]
02/04/2017 10:07 PM
For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain
For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The recent U.S. immigration policy changes first ordered by former President Barack Obama and then by sitting President Donald Trump have left a particular group of Hispanics caught in the immigration crossfire: Cubans. On Jan. 12, just a few days before […]
02/01/2017 07:29 PM
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 […]
01/31/2017 06:20 PM
U.S. refugee program for citizens of all countries will be suspended for 120 days
U.S. refugee program for citizens of all countries will be suspended for 120 days BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Amid court orders and airport demonstrations against a presidential order banning entry into the United States of citizens of seven Muslim nations, another aspect of President Donald Trump’s immigration order has been overshadowed: It suspends the U.S. […]
01/30/2017 06:31 PM
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier
Studying abroad in Cuba is about to get easier By Emily DeRuy The announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba is good news for students who want to study on the island. After decades of restrictions and bureaucratic bickering, it will likely become much easier for American students to study abroad in […]
01/30/2017 05:51 PM
La única solución
La única solución En buena medida depende de las, como otrora se les llamaba, “fuerzas vivas” del exilio y su disposición a hacer algo útil por sus compatriotas en desgracia Waldo Acebo Meireles, Miami | 30/01/2017 10:48 am Para los miles, no se sabe cuántos, de cubanos que han quedados varados en las fronteras de […]
01/29/2017 06:26 PM
“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto
“That day, like the kids, I went out to play,” says El Sexto / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 27 January 2017 — Since late last November Danilo Maldonado, El Sexto, has lived a nightmare. He passed from one police station to another until he reached the dreaded Combinado del Este jail in […]
01/29/2017 06:24 PM
In Cuba Everyone Expects Favors From Trump
In Cuba Everyone Expects Favors From Trump / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 28 January 2017 — Betting political capital or relying on such an erratic guy as Donald Trump is not good business. Only the desperate, shameless and amoral could argue that the New York magnate is a convinced altruist or humanist. Expecting the enraged […]
01/29/2017 06:23 PM
Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island
Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 January 2017 — With notable determination, the Cuban government seeks to lure, or rather rope-in, physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers who have defected while serving on medical missions outside Cuba. To this end, it […]
01/29/2017 06:09 PM
Afecta a cubanos decisión de Miami-Dade de detener a presuntos inmigrantes ilegales?
¿Afecta a cubanos decisión de Miami-Dade de detener a presuntos inmigrantes ilegales? enero 28, 2017 La decisión de poner fin a la política de “pies secos y pies mojados” adoptada en las postrimerías de la administración Obama deja a los cubanos en condiciones similares a las de otros inmigrantes. Una veintena de personas de varias […]
01/28/2017 05:34 PM
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 […]
01/28/2017 05:31 PM
Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island
Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Miami, 25 January 2017 — They left Cuba before January 12 and are now stranded on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela. They arrived with the advantage of not needing a visa, but they have lost hope of […]
01/26/2017 06:36 PM
Cuba’s Castro warns Trump to respect country’s sovereignty
Cuba’s Castro warns Trump to respect country’s sovereignty By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban President Raul Castro on Wednesday said Cuba hoped to continue to normalize relations with the United States, but made clear the Trump administration should not expect concessions affecting the country’s sovereignty. President Donald Trump, before taking office, threatened to torpedo […]
01/26/2017 05:31 PM
Castro – Cuba willing to work with Trump — under these conditions
Castro: Cuba willing to work with Trump — under these conditions By Associated Press January 26, 2017 | 12:49am Modal Trigger BAVARO, Dominican Republic — President Raul Castro expressed Cuba’s willingness to continue negotiations with President Donald Trump’s new administration but warned that his country would not concede any of its sovereignty. Castro made the […]
01/26/2017 05:14 PM
Fidel Castro is more of a presence in death than in recent life
Fidel Castro is more of a presence in death than in recent life BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Two months after the remains of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro were laid to rest, his voice and thoughts continue to resonate from beyond the grave. Castro, via events in his honor and retrospectives, still makes an almost […]
01/25/2017 02:31 PM
If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast
If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast fordonez@mcclatchydc.com BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Time is running out for hundreds of Cuban migrants stranded on the Mexican side of the U.S. border who are waiting for any sign from President Donald Trump that help is on the way.  Many like Deyanira Parra, […]
01/24/2017 08:49 PM
Only 45% Of Cuban Teens Watch National Television
Only 45% Of Cuban Teens Watch National Television / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2016 — New technology and the consumption of audiovisual material a la carte are gaining ground among Cuban teenagers. Only 45% of teenagers claim to watch national television, according to a study conducted in November 2015, which the official Press has […]
01/24/2017 04:28 PM
Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say
Changes to immigration policy will not stem the Cuban exodus, those on the island say BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com When Washington put an end to a preferential immigration policy for Cuban migrants nearly two weeks ago, the official reasoning behind the move was to stem the flow of an increasing exodus and prompt democratic […]
01/24/2017 04:06 PM
Cuban emigration – causes and incentives
Cuban emigration: causes and incentives DIMAS CASTELLANOS | La Habana | 24 de Enero de 2017 – 10:40 CET. From the 16th century until the first half of the 20th Cuba was a country of immigrants. In spite of the close relationship with the United States, in 1959 the number of Cubans in the latter […]
01/23/2017 02:17 PM
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 […]
01/23/2017 02:06 PM
In Cuba, the post-Fidel era began ten years ago
In Cuba, the post-Fidel era began ten years ago 01/23/2017 08:16 am ET The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics providing informed news analysis and commentary free to read and republish Ramón I. Centeno, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Ever since Fidel Castro died in November 2016, foreign observers – journalists, political […]
01/22/2017 09:19 PM
Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants
Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Chiapas, 20 January 2017 — The Mexican National Institute of Migration (INM) issued a press release Friday stating that 91 Cubans had been repatriated to the island after the end of the wet foot/dry foot policy that would have allowed them to obtain […]
01/22/2017 09:18 PM
El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention
El Sexto Released, After Almost Two Months Detention / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 January 2017 — Danilo Maldonado, known as El Sexto, was released this Saturday after spending nearly two months in prison after being arrested on 26 November of last year for painting graffiti with the phrase “He left” on a wall of the […]
01/22/2017 08:53 PM
Cuba at a Crossroads
Cuba at a Crossroads Analysis JANUARY 22, 2017 | 14:00 GMT By Mark Fleming-Williams It’s been more than a month since the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and the mood in Cuba is somber. Messages of remembrance are daubed on walls, and banners reading “Hasta Siempre, Comandante” hang in the streets. Official New Year’s […]
01/21/2017 07:28 PM
An end to wet foot, dry foot
An end to wet foot, dry foot The outgoing American president makes it harder for Donald Trump to undo the rapprochement with Cuba Jan 21st 2017 | HAVANA AND MEXICO CITY Floating to Florida is now futile AMONG a group of young men gathered in a tin-roofed telephone-repair shop in Havana, the topic of conversation […]
01/21/2017 07:27 PM
Other immigrants shouldn’t cheer Obama’s blow to Cubans
Other immigrants shouldn’t cheer Obama’s blow to Cubans By Fabiola Santiago By Fabiola Santiago Published 2:41 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017 A little empathy is in order for the Cubans suffering and stranded en route to the United States after President Barack Obama abruptly ended the 21-year-old wet foot/dry foot policy. It’s basic human decency. […]
01/21/2017 07:22 PM
Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S.
Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S. BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com A group of 91 Cubans who were stranded in Mexico following an end to migration policy that would have allowed them entry to the United States was deported to the island Friday, the Mexican authorities announced. “In compliance […]
01/21/2017 07:21 PM
Cuba’s ‘deserting’ doctors fear losing the American Dream amid policy shift
Cuba’s ‘deserting’ doctors fear losing the American Dream amid policy shift jwyss@miamiherald.com BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com BOGOTA, COLOMBIA In a tiny house in a sprawling suburb of this capital city, a group of Cubans — all of them doctors, dentists and medical professionals — huddled around a television Friday watching Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, hoping […]
01/20/2017 04:08 PM
Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope
Cubans who once feared Trump see him now as their last hope BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO Sitting on a dusty curb in this Mexican city just steps from the U.S. border, Eliannes Matos Salazar thinks back to when President Barack Obama visited Cuba 10 months ago. Like many Afro-Cubans, the 32-year-old shopkeeper […]
01/20/2017 04:05 PM
Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff
Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to the […]
01/20/2017 04:01 PM
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans
Trump team doesn’t seem to oppose Obama’s shift in immigration policy for Cubans BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration has worked until its final days to try to ensure the continuity of its Cuba policy, but Ben Rhodes, one of the chief architects of the rapprochement with the island, says he’s still not sure […]
01/19/2017 07:53 PM
And Now What?
And Now What? / Somos+, Jose Presol Somos+, Jose Presol, 18 January 2017 — We expected it for a long time and it happened, but when we weren’t in the line for the ration book. I am referring to the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. We all knew that it would end, […]
01/19/2017 07:52 PM
Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump
Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 January 2017 — Abandoned to their fate on islands, in jungles and at borders, thousands of Cubans have not recovered from the surprise measure of Barack Obama’s administration that frustrated the trip for which […]
01/19/2017 07:50 PM
Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet
Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The announcement of the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which gave Cuban immigrants the special privilege of remaining in the US without being deported, just by touching American soil, ended Thursday, 12 January […]
01/19/2017 06:54 PM
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro
Obama gives one last gift to Raul Castro | Opinion Guillermo I. Martinez Columnist Obama shows he cares little for human rights in Cuba. President Barack Obama’s decision to terminate the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allowed Cubans who reached the United States legal status was one last gift to Cuban President Raúl Castro. […]
01/19/2017 06:28 PM
Obama and the Cuban opposition
Obama and the Cuban opposition DDC | Madrid | 19 de Enero de 2017 – 11:47 CET. Both Barack Obama and the main dissidents in Cuba consulted by this publication believe that the elimination of the dry foot/wet foot policy will give rise to a momentous situation on the Island. At the end of his […]
01/18/2017 06:32 PM
U.S Deports 71 Cubans Detained Before Reversal of Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy
U.S Deports 71 Cubans Detained Before Reversal of Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy / EFE, 14ymedio EFE (via 14ymedio) Miami , 16 January 2017 – A total of 71 Cubans were deported this Sunday after being detained in ­­­­­the Florida Straits seeking to enter the country days before the U.S government announced the change in immigration […]
01/18/2017 04:34 PM
Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy
Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JENNIFER KAY Associated PressJanuary 17, 2017 MIAMI (AP) — In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it […]
01/18/2017 04:31 PM
Hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico after U.S. ends immigration policy
Hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico after U.S. ends immigration policy The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy for Cuban refugees has left potentially hundreds of people stranded along the south side of the U.S.-Mexico border. They were on their way to the U.S. where they would have eventually been granted citizenship. Now, […]
01/18/2017 04:00 PM
The regime’s impudence
The regime’s impudence DDC | Madrid | 18 de Enero de 2017 – 09:42 CET. A regime like Cuba’s – which has never tired of discriminating between nationals and foreigners, treating its own people like second-class citizens, and imposing nationality-based policies of apartheid – now considers it a victory to have undone the only preferential […]
01/17/2017 06:06 PM
Cuba’s Real Estate Market Shaken With End of Privileged Emigration to the US
Cuba’s Real Estate Market Shaken With End of Privileged Emigration to the US / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Havana, Zunilda Mata, 16 January 2017 – The sign is still hanging from the balcony. “For Sale,” it says in big letters that can be seen from the street. But Jorge no longer wants to auction off […]
01/17/2017 04:34 PM
Cuba, United States to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and other crimes
Cuba, United States to fight terrorism, drug trafficking and other crimes By Marc Frank | HAVANA Cuba and the United States on Monday signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. President Barack Obama’s Deputy National […]
01/17/2017 04:31 PM
Travel industry hopes Trump doesn’t upset fast-growing Cuban tourism
Travel industry hopes Trump doesn’t upset fast-growing Cuban tourism Trump has said he may scrap normalization unless the U.S. gets a ‘better deal’ 01/16/2017 | ConsumerAffairs | Travel By James R. Hood Consumer Affairs’ founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide. He also […]
01/17/2017 04:13 PM
In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba
In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba Gregory Korte , USA TODAY Published 7:16 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2017 | WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department signed a new agreement on law enforcement cooperation with Cuba on Monday, seeking to further deepen ties with the communist island just four days before […]
01/17/2017 04:10 PM
Detention has begun for some Cubans, causing anguish and fear of deportation
Detention has begun for some Cubans, causing anguish and fear of deportation BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com LINKEDIN Before being detained Friday at Miami International Airport, Cuban couple Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernandez, 67 and 64, had visited their relatives in the United States six times. The husband and wife, who had tourist visas for five […]
01/17/2017 03:39 PM
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them
Doctors enslaved abroad while Cuba deprived of them DDC | Madrid | 16 de Enero de 2017 – 19:23 CET. Two of the most important revenue sources for Castroism’s economic survival are family remittances and the export of medical personnel. Cuban doctors abroad work and live on a basis that is tantamount to slavery, only […]
01/16/2017 06:57 PM
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters
Publisher of ‘Coexistence’ is Incommunicado in State Security Headquarters / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 21 January 2017 — The editor of the magazine Convivencia (Coexistence), the economist Karina Galvez, is still being held incommunicado 24 hours after a spectacular police raid on her home in Pinar del Río. Gálvez is accused of […]
01/16/2017 06:02 PM
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 […]
01/16/2017 05:54 PM
Quick end to Cubans’ asylum claim; now they’re hoping for Trump to act
Quick end to Cubans’ asylum claim; now they’re hoping for Trump to act BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO The five Cubans who turned themselves into U.S. immigration authorities Saturday afternoon were back in Mexico Sunday after they withdrew their asylum applications out of fear they would miss out on any relief President-elect Donald […]
01/16/2017 05:53 PM
Five Cubans seek asylum in Texas, likely the first of many
Five Cubans seek asylum in Texas, likely the first of many BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO Alberto Rafael Ramírez, 29, a onetime bus driver, put a cigarette in his mouth and passed two others to friends as they paced violently, arguing with themselves over whether they should turn themselves into U.S. immigration agents […]
01/15/2017 04:38 PM
‘El Nuevo Herald’ Asks Obama To ‘Open The Door’ To Stranded Cubans’
‘El Nuevo Herald’ Asks Obama To ‘Open The Door’ To Stranded Cubans’ / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — An editorial in El Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald asks Barack Obama to open the door to Cubans stranded in Central America and Mexico after his “sudden decision” to end the wet foot/dry foot […]
01/15/2017 04:36 PM
Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country
Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 13 January 2017 — The more than 100 Cubans who are in Panama illegally must leave, according to the director of Panama’s National Immigration Service, Javier Carrillo. “They will not be deported, but immigration law applies,” the senior official told 14ymedio. […]
01/15/2017 03:37 PM
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning – Expulsion to Cuba
‘Marielitos’ Face Long-Delayed Reckoning: Expulsion to Cuba By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 14, 2017 MIAMI — They were some of the most feared people in South Florida, men who became cinematic fodder and, long before Donald J. Trump uttered the term “bad hombres,” ones who really did give some immigrants a bad name. For almost 40 years, […]
01/15/2017 03:26 PM
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team
WPLG debuts a Havana-based reporting team BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com WPLG Local 10 News reporter Hatzel Vela and photojournalist Brian Ely have become the ABC affiliate’s men in Havana. The pair arrived last Wednesday to become the South Florida station’s full-time Havana-based crew. That gives WPLG the distinction of being the first local station in […]
01/15/2017 03:24 PM
Among last Cubans to cross into the U.S., migrant at home in Hialeah
Among last Cubans to cross into the U.S., migrant at home in Hialeah BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com Alvaro Moreno, a Cuban who was among the last few undocumented island migrants to cross the Mexican border into the United States shortly before President Barack Obama ended the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, reached his ultimate goal […]
01/14/2017 11:51 PM
Bitter, disbelieving – Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve
Bitter, disbelieving: Cuban migrants en route to U.S. hope for some kind of eleventh-hour reprieve Patrick J. McDonnell and Juan de Dios GarciaContact Reporter This sweltering town just north of Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala is a three-day bus jaunt from the U.S.-Mexico frontier, a fact that has long drawn migrants from across the globe […]
01/14/2017 11:49 PM
Some Cuban felons, including 2,000 murderers, could face deportation under new policy
Some Cuban felons, including 2,000 murderers, could face deportation under new policy BY JAY WEAVER AND MIMI WHITEFIELD jweaver@miamiherald.com The sudden end of America’s “wet foot, dry foot” policy and special immigration privileges for Cubans may open the door for another move that would have a major impact on thousands of South Florida families: deporting […]

 

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