Cuban migratory crisis

Cuban migratory crisis

Cubans in Nuevo Laredo. Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

Miami is a dream in images

They sold everything, from their camera to their house. There isn’t even enough money left to buy a cell phone that takes good pictures. When they tried to see each other through a video call they ran into the technological … Continued

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Photo: La Nación

U.S. starts deportation of “inadmissible” Cubans

The United States has started returning, through charter flights, Cubans who illegally arrived in its territory after the elimination of the “wet foot/dry foot” policy. Up to now the persons who have been expelled were two women, who arrived in … Continued

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The imaginary dividing line between the United States and Latin America. The first thing you see on the north side is someone looking through the garbage. On the south side, a beggar. Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

Cubans on the border: nine last minute headlines

There are already more than 500 Cubans stranded in the city of Nuevo Laredo, the border between Mexico and the United States. Every minute that goes by the uncertainty increases their anxiety. OnCuba has sent correspondents to the place and … Continued

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Cuban doctors protesting in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2015, demanded a reply to their visa applications. Photo: EFE.

Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia to fly to U.S.

A first group of Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia after the last migration agreements between Cuba and the United States traveled to Miami on a direct flight from Bogotá. They include around 20 health professionals who had abandoned their medical … Continued

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Another stripe

Another stripe for the tiger. An additional executive order, one of those that had been planned with all the anticipation in the world, this time to produce another hard-line act: to ban the entrance into the country of refugees and … Continued

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Many made the journey through Latin America with their children. Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

A venue of defeat

Almost all those who are in Nuevo Laredo have a visa they got in the south of Mexico to remain 20 days in the country. On January 13 Mexico gave the last safe-conduct: on February 3 the Cubans will serve … Continued

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Cuban emigrants on the border between Mexico and the United States. Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

Obama, Trump and the Cuban emigrants

Just at the end of his presidency, Barack Obama annulled the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that facilitated the regularization of the Cubans who arrived illegally to U.S. territory. The regulation was celebrated by the island’s government and in a … Continued

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Dry foot, Cuban foot...Photo: Irina Dambrauskas

Mexican Little Havana

Nowadays there are at least 300 Cubans in Nuevo Laredo. And every day there are more. They were all on the road when Obama changed the rules of the game. Almost 100 of them who were in Tapachula – border … Continued

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Photo: Irina Dambrauskas

Cuba was missing

Riddled with small ID cards. That’s the face of the inside of the door of the Casa del Migrante Nazareth, a shelter belonging to the Catholic Church in Nuevo Laredo. José Perez: Coyote. Juan Fernández: use of the cell phone. … Continued

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Photo: Irina Dambrauskas.

Cuban prayer on the border

None of the almost 150 Cubans stranded today, Friday January 20, in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican city bordering with the United States, saw Donald Trump’s inauguration speech. Most of the migrants crowded – as they aim to do the entire … Continued

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