October 22, 2021

Cruise ship rescues 16 Cuban rafters in Caribbean

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By EFE From Fox News Latino A cruise ship on the weekend rescued 16 Cuban migrants trying to sail to the United States on a homemade raft, the U.S. Coast Guard told EFE Sunday. The rafters were taken on board the Carnival Sensation before being turned over to authorities in Cozumel, Mexico, the Carnival Sensation’s […]

Undocumented Cuban migrants reach Mona Island on a rubber raft

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From US Customs and Border Protection AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued today a public warning upon the landing Wednesday of 5 undocumented immigrants from Cuba on board a rubber raft. Mona Island is a natural reserve with dangerous areas that make rescue difficult. Mona Island is a natural reserve […]

The Editor Speaks: Is Cayman’s Deputy Governor right that our Cuban migrant policy saves lives?

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According to Cayman Islands Deputy Governor, Franz Manderson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the international protection agency for refugees, has advised our government that approx. 3,000 migrants died in the Caribbean in 2014. Manderson poses these questions: “How many Cubans who have left our waters failed to reach their destination? Are we […]

More Cubans taking to the sea following Obama’s announcement

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By Wilfredo Cancio Isla (Café Fuerte) From Havana Times HAVANA TIMES — In an attempt to curb the alarming increase in illegal Cuban immigration, US authorities announced on Monday that immigration policy and coastguard operations in the Strait of Florida remain unchanged and insisted that only Congress is empowered to alter existing laws applicable to […]