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Cuban migrants detained after landing on packed Florida beach

Cuban migrants detained after landing on packed Florida beach
BY NICOLE HENSLEY
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:05 AM

Nearly a dozen Cuban migrants landed ashore with a rickety raft in broad
daylight Saturday as beachgoers near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., watched and
cheered on the weathered travelers.

The migrants — nine men and one woman — landed… Continue reading

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants.
For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse.
BY JIM WYSS

ALQUÍZAR, CUBA
Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was feeling like a
stranger in… Continue reading

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat

They formed a motley group: several farmers, a carpenter, a tattoo
artist, a funeral home worker and a DJ who doubled as a distributor of
the paquetes — the black market recordings of American and Latin
American movies, television and news shows that are pirated off
satellite dishes.

LIZETTE ALVAREZ… Continue reading

The Ordeal of a Cuban Rafter

The Ordeal of a Cuban Rafter
May 9, 2016
By Ivett de las Mercedes

HAVANA TIMES — On Friday, March 4, a group of twenty-seven young Cubans
set out from Bahia Honda, in the province of Artemisa, headed for the
United States. They had built their vessel – approximately six meters
long – together. They carried water, food and a… Continue reading

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their Families From Cuba

Former Political Prisoners Say US Failed on Promise To Bring Their
Families From Cuba / 14ymedio, Abel Fernandez, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Abel Fernandez and Mario Penton, Miami, 28 April 2016 – Former
Cuban political prisoners Niorvis Rivera, Aracelio Riviaux and Jorge
Ramirezmet Thursday in Miami with staff for Representative Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen for help in bringing their relatives from Cuba.

The… Continue reading

The Collapse – Yoani Sanchez

The Collapse / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 26 April 2016 – In films there are final epics. Systems whose final moments pass between the sound of the hammers tearing down a wall and the roar of thousands of people in a plaza. The Castro regime, however, is going through its death throes without glorious images or… Continue reading

As U.S., Cuba normalize relations, time to change immigration policies for Cubans

Opinion: As U.S., Cuba normalize relations, time to change immigration
policies for Cubans
By Nelson Balido Published April 27, 2016 Fox News Latino

Presidents Obama and Castro during a joint statement in Havana, Cuba,
Monday, March 21, 2016. (AP)
As state visits go, President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba was entirely
normal, and that is precisely what the Obama Administration… Continue reading

Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel

Cuba Eases Decades-long Restriction on Sea Travel
By LIZETTE ALVAREZ APRIL 22, 2016

MIAMI — Cuba reversed a decades-old policy on Friday, lifting a
restriction that prevented Cubans from entering or leaving the country
by cruise ship or commercial vessel, according to a statement in the
country’s national newspaper, Granma.

The decision, another softening of Cuba’s Cold War stance toward… Continue reading

Carnival Is A Cuba Cautionary Tale: It’s Not About Business. It’s About Politics

Carnival Is A Cuba Cautionary Tale: It’s Not About Business. It’s About
Politics
By TIM PADGETT • 13 HOURS AGO

COMMENTARY

Does the Carnival Corporation know something the rest of us don’t?

Because if it doesn’t, its Fathom cruise ship may not be heading to Cuba
for a long time.

American businessmen, lawyers and government officials – in their
eagerness… Continue reading

Cuba to signal next steps after President Obama’s visit

Cuba to signal next steps after President Obama’s visit
By Will Grant
Cuba correspondent, BBC News
16 April 2016

As the Cuban Communist Party prepares for its Seventh Congress, the
BBC’s Will Grant looks at what message is coming from the party in the
wake of US President Barack Obama’s historic visit.
Just a glance around Havana’s latest trade fair… Continue reading

What is the plan for the CCP’s VII Congress?

What is the plan for the CCP’s VII Congress?
JUAN ANTONIO BLANCO | Miami | 13 Abr 2016 – 4:37 pm.

On 16 April, the anniversary of the day on which the Cuban Revolution
was declared to be socialist, the VII Congress of the Communist Party of
Cuba (PCC) will get underway.

Nothing is really decided at these events, which… Continue reading

Cuban Rafters Dressed In Police Uniforms Reach The Coasts Of Florida

Cuban Rafters Dressed In Police Uniforms Reach The Coasts Of Florida /
14ymedio, Mario Penton
Posted on April 6, 2016

A video posted Monday on the social network Facebook shows the arrival
of 26 Cubans to the Florida Keys, aboard a rustic raft. The recording,
published by the user Jose Carrera, reflects the moment when the raft
touches land with… Continue reading

Mayor still intends on making trip from Cuba in a raft

Mayor still intends on making trip from Cuba in a raft
Associated Press

A central Florida mayor still intends to go through with his plan to
return home from a visit to Cuba alone in a makeshift raft.

DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson tweeted on Saturday “Ocean test run complete!
… #Cuba next!” after spending Friday night out in the Atlantic… Continue reading

52 migrants repatriated to Cuba

52 migrants repatriated to Cuba

Twenty of the migrants were on a boat with six people who had serious
gunshot wounds and stayed in the country due to receiving medical attention
BY CARLI TEPROFF

The Coast Guard on Wednesday repatriated 52 migrants to Bahia de
Cabañas, Cuba, including 20 people who were on a boat intercepted over
the weekend… Continue reading

25 Cuban migrants land in the Keys

25 Cuban migrants land in the Keys
The group of migrants was spotted by a boater off Big Pine Key
KeysInfoNet

More than 20 migrants from Cuba came ashore in the Lower Keys Monday
morning.

The group of 24 men and one woman was spotted by a passing boater on
Cook Island, off Big Pine Key, around 6:30 a.m., said… Continue reading

Who shot 7 Cuban migrants? Wounded rafters say gunmen tried to steal boat

Who shot 7 Cuban migrants? Wounded rafters say gunmen tried to steal boat

Authorities are trying to unravel the mystery
Six of seven injured rafters were brought to a Keys hospital
Two of the six told the story of an attempted raft robbery

BY ALFONSO CHARDY AND SERGIO CÁNDIDO

When a Coast Guard crew spotted a raft filled with… Continue reading

Pregnant woman, husband tell of being shot while fleeing Cuba on raft to U.S.

Pregnant woman, husband tell of being shot while fleeing Cuba on raft to
U.S.
Mike ClaryContact Reporter
Sun Sentinel

Pregnant Cuban woman and husband tell tale of being shot as they board a
raft for U.S.

A pregnant Cuban woman and her husband prepared to launch what they
called “our American dream” with relatives in Cooper City on Monday
after… Continue reading

That Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10

That Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10

Earlier this week, just ahead of making the first visit by a sitting
American president to Cuba in 88 years, Barack Obama cultivated a very
special pen pal. Sitting at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office, he
wrote a note to Ileana Yarza, a 76-year-old retired economist in Cuba
who had… Continue reading

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip

18 Cuban migrants picked up by Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
Rescued migrants report nine other died during trip
Friday, March 18, 2016. CHARLES TRAINOR JR

A tragedy at sea after a group of Cuban migrants died trying to make the
treacherous journey to Florida,… Continue reading

DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson to assemble raft, float from Cuba to U.S.

DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson to assemble raft, float from Cuba to U.S.
Outspoken city leader has backing of suntan lotion magnate
By Austin Fuller

Published: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 10:56 p.m.

DEBARY — Mayor Clint Johnson is planning a trip to Cuba, but his return
journey — on an… Continue reading

A Disney cruise ship picked up 12 migrants Southeast of Cuba

A Disney cruise ship picked up 12 migrants Southeast of Cuba
Carma Hassan, Catherine E. Shoichet and Sheena Jones, CNN
Published: February 14, 2016, 5:33 pm

(CNN) – A Disney cruise ship stopped on its way to the Cayman Islands to
pick up 12 suspected migrants southeast of Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard
said Sunday.

Disney Wonder was heading from… Continue reading

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom

In Cuba, racial inequality deepens with tourism boom
By Chris Arsenault

HAVANA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As warming relations with the
United States bring new money and tourists to Havana, some black Cubans
like Miguel Campuzano Perez say racial inequalities are widening and
they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom.

Cuba’s economy grew by 4 percent in… Continue reading

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