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04/28/2017 05:36 PM
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 […]
04/27/2017 08:18 PM
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 […]
04/26/2017 06:56 PM
Cuba beach invaded by millions of crabs
Cuba beach invaded by millions of crabs By NBC News Published: April 25, 2017, 12:39 pm CIENAGA DE ZAPATA, Cuba (NBC News) — Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S. backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring rains, […]
04/25/2017 06:30 PM
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs
Crabs invade Cuba’s Bay of Pigs April 25, 2017, 10:59:00 AM EDT By Reuters By Sarah Marsh BAY OF PIGS, Cuba, April 25 (Reuters) – Cuba’s Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by U.S.-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs. Each year, after the first spring […]
04/25/2017 06:25 PM
Human trafficking focus of Cuba, Cayman Islands talks
Human trafficking focus of Cuba, Cayman Islands talks By Kayla Young -April 24, 2017 Cuban officials and the Cayman Islands government met in bilateral talks last week to discuss migration between the two island nations. The meetings on April 20 and 21 in Havana focused on controlling illegal migration and human trafficking, Cuba’s Ministry of […]
04/23/2017 03:07 PM
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba?
Should U.S. Companies Hit ‘Pause’ on Doing Business in Cuba? Apr 20, 2017 President Trump’s government has yet to reveal its hand on the issue of reconciliation with Cuba. There had been a lot of progress towards greater ties following President’s Obama’s overtures in December 2014: Some cooperation agreements were signed – particularly in aviation […]
04/22/2017 02:48 PM
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert
Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert 21 April 2017 – A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against […]
04/21/2017 04:18 PM
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode?
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018. I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to […]
04/21/2017 03:41 PM
Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba
Retired military officials ask Trump to continue normalization process with Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Sixteen retired senior military officers are asking the Trump administration to continue the process of normalization with Cuba for the sake of U.S. national security and stability in the region. “The location of Cuba in the Caribbean and proximity […]
04/18/2017 11:31 PM
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services
Ex-Minister: Cuba Earns $11.5 Billion From Export of Professional Services 14ymedio, Miami, 17 April 2017 — Cuban professional services abroad are the main source of foreign exchange for the government and represent an estimated 11.543 billion dollars annually, according to an article published in the official press by the island’s former Minister of the Economy, […]
04/17/2017 02:37 AM
The Secrets of Secretismo
The Secrets of Secretismo 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, 16 April 2017 — The term secretismo (secretiveness), to refer to the absence or delay of certain information of public interest in the Cuban official media, began to be used first among critics of the system, until it came to appear in the speeches of the highest officials […]
04/13/2017 01:10 PM
Cuban-American Relations in 2017
Cuban-American Relations in 2017 BY SAMANTHA MENDIGUREN AND JORGE DUANY • APRIL 12, 2017 In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute. Upon Fidel Castro’s arrival to power in 1959, the United States and Cuba built up an oppositional animosity toward one another. The US […]
04/10/2017 07:44 PM
Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent
Eliécer Ávila, The ‘New Man’ Who Became An Opponent 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 8 April 2017 – Walking along the streets with Eliécer Ávila can be a complicated task. His face is well known thanks to a viral video broadcast almost a decade ago. However, before fame came into his life, this young man born […]
04/08/2017 02:58 PM
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress
A diver with a stack of degrees under his mattress FRANK CORREA | La Habana | 7 de Abril de 2017 – 23:20 CEST. Joaquín Vázquez is one of the many parents whose best-laid plans for the future fell apart. Under the mattress of his room he stores several diplomas from studies he undertook to […]
04/07/2017 10:29 PM
Several Opposition Leaders Detained On Their Return To Cuba
Several Opposition Leaders Detained On Their Return To Cuba 14ymedio, Havana, 6 April 2017 — Cuban opposition leaders were detained at Havana’s international airport on Thursday, when they arrived from Colombia, according to sources in the political movement Somos+ (We Are More) speaking with 14ymedio. Eliécer Ávila, president of that movement remains “in open protest” […]
04/06/2017 05:33 PM
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 […]
04/06/2017 12:51 PM
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, […]
04/04/2017 06:41 PM
At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire
At 55, Cuba’s Young Communist Union Loses Relevance But Does Not Want To Retire 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, 4 April 2017 — There was a time when its red card was a source of pride and most teenagers dreamed of entering its ranks. But those days have been left behind for the Young Communists Union (UJC), […]
04/04/2017 02:26 PM
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba
Depression, the “Silent Epidemic” Also Attacks in Cuba April 3, 2017 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — A recent medical event in Havana and particular indicators I picked up on in TV programs and social projects, stirred my curiosity about the impact of depression in Cuba. According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), […]
04/02/2017 05:05 PM
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río
European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río 14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and […]
04/01/2017 05:06 PM
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism”
The Thousand Faces of “Journalism” / Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 March 2017 – An opinion piece published in recent days by El Nuevo Herald gives me a disturbing feeling of déjà vu. It is not the subject – overflowing with a number of articles by different authors – but its focal point, […]
03/30/2017 09:19 PM
Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought
Santiago de Cuba Hit Hard by Drought 14ymdio, Zunilda Mata, 29 March 2017 — Cuba is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last half century and its reservoirs are at 39% capacity, a situation that affects the water supply for people, industry and agriculture. Santiago de Cuba is going through the most serious […]
03/28/2017 02:54 PM
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States
Cuba Holds World Record For Visa Applications Rejected By The United States 14ymedio, Luz Escobar/Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 25 March 2017 – Maria, 59, has a daughter in Miami she hasn’t seen for six years. Her visa applications have been denied three times and she promised herself that she would never “step foot in” the US […]
03/25/2017 06:43 PM
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States
Bubble Bursts for Flights Between Cuba and the United States 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 17 March 2017 — A year ago the headlines left no doubt: Cuba was Americans’ new destination and that country’s airlines fought for their piece of pie of flights to the island. After the initial enthusiasm, several of these companies have […]
03/25/2017 05:36 PM
Cuba to adopt stiffer immigration reforms against Africans
Cuba to adopt stiffer immigration reforms against Africans By Christabel Addo-GNA Accra, March 25, GNA – The Information Services Department (ISD) On Friday, issued a word of caution to the public, to desist from engaging in any transactions with a travel and tour company dubbed “Travel to the United States through Cuba”. The ISD in […]
03/22/2017 07:07 PM
Obama’s Unquestionable Imprint
Obama’s Unquestionable Imprint / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 20 March 2017 — Putting aside the passions of supporters and detractors of the policies drawn up by President Barack Obama for Cuba, there is no doubt that, for better or worse, it set indelible before and after benchmarks in the lives of the […]
03/22/2017 07:06 PM
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba
The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the authorities accuse her of […]
03/22/2017 05:04 PM
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 […]
03/20/2017 04:46 PM
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. […]
03/18/2017 07:21 PM
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 […]
03/17/2017 03:53 PM
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 […]
03/16/2017 01:43 PM
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. […]
03/14/2017 05:02 PM
Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport
Scooters Ease The Problem Of Public Transport / 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton 14ymedio, Yosmany Mayeta Labrada and Mario Penton, Havana/Miami, 8 March 2017 — Carlos began to travel to Ecuador when Cubans did not need a visa. He brought back clothes and appliances to sell in the informal market, until he discovered […]
03/14/2017 04:57 PM
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 […]
03/13/2017 07:08 PM
Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free
Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […]
03/11/2017 05:29 PM
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 […]
03/08/2017 04:29 PM
Raúl Castro slams Trump – and I’m forced to agree with the dictator. How sick is that?
Raúl Castro slams Trump – and I’m forced to agree with the dictator. How sick is that? BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO fsantiago@miamiherald.com Cuban dictator Raúl Castro has no moral authority to condemn any democratically elected world leader. Not when the most distinguishing trait of his and his late brother’s legacy is death, prison and exile for […]
03/07/2017 04:26 PM
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 […]
03/06/2017 04:38 PM
Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy
Cuba’s Raul Castro blasts Trump’s Mexican wall and trade policy By Marc Frank | HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro harshly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration, trade and other policies on Sunday as Trump reviews a fragile detente with Communist-run Cuba begun by his predecessor Barack Obama. In his first critical remarks directed at Trump […]
03/03/2017 02:38 PM
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, […]
03/01/2017 05:46 PM
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 […]
02/23/2017 06:48 PM
Felipe Calderón “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity”
Felipe Calderón: “I Ask The Cuban Government To Rectify This Absurdity” / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2017 — Just five years ago, Mexican President Felipe Calderón was greeted warmly in Havana during an official visit. However, this week the now former president was denied entry to the island to participate in the Oswaldo Payá […]
02/23/2017 06:42 PM
Cuban Government Blocks Several Guests From Entering Cuba For The Oswaldo Payá Award
Cuban Government Blocks Several Guests From Entering Cuba For The Oswaldo Payá Award / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 21 February 2017 – The Cuban government has mobilized in the last hours to prevent several guests from arriving in Havana to attend to Oswaldo Paya Award ceremony, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11:00 am. Former Mexican President […]
02/23/2017 06:41 PM
Canary Islanders in Cuba, Islanders Two Ways
Canary Islanders in Cuba, Islanders Two Ways / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mara and Daniel Delisau 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata and Daniel Delisau, Havana/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 20 February 2017 — The players arrange their dominoes on the table. Outside, the sun still floods the wide entryway on Monserrate Street in Old Havana and time seems to […]
02/22/2017 06:26 PM
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry
Cuba blocks Chilean, Mexican former officials from entry Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from traveling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted by political dissidents. Chile said it was recalling its ambassador to Cuba for consultation and asking the […]
02/21/2017 12:48 AM
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 […]
02/21/2017 12:04 AM
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 […]
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 […]

 

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