Suspicion Grows that the Cuban Regime is Preparing a Slow Motion Mariel* Through Nicaragua

14ymedio, Havana, 24 November, 2021 — There was not a soul this Tuesday in the basement of the Habana Libre hotel where long lines used to form to buy tickets to Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua, but the storm is coming. After Nicaragua made public this Monday that it will stop requiring visas for Cubans, it only remains … Continue reading “Suspicion Grows that the Cuban Regime is Preparing a Slow Motion Mariel* Through Nicaragua”

The ’Marielitos’ that Populated Miami Look Back on the 40 Years Since the Mass Exodus from Cuba

EFE (via 14ymedio), Jorge Ignacio Pérez, Miami, 16 April 2020 — “The greatest possible change in my life,” is how the journalist Hugo Landa describes to Efe the trip that finally took him out of Cuba, along with 125,000 compatriots, during the ’maritime bridge’ from Cuba’s Port of Mariel to Florida’s Key West. It will … Continue reading “The ’Marielitos’ that Populated Miami Look Back on the 40 Years Since the Mass Exodus from Cuba”

A ‘Marielito’ Will Be Deported After His Release From Prison After 37 Years In The US

14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 22 September 2017 — Carlos Iván González arrived in Florida in 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift exodus, barely 14 years old. Now, at age 50 and after establishing a family in the United States, deportation is hanging over his head. In 2012, he was sentenced by a state judge to five years in … Continue reading “A ‘Marielito’ Will Be Deported After His Release From Prison After 37 Years In The US”

The Mariel Exodus: State Terrorism / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones

Against the “scum,” acts of repudiation, beatings and humiliations. Against Florida, an invasion of the unemployed Cubanet.org, Roberto Jesus Quinones Haces, Guantanamo, 1 April 2015 – On the first of April 1980 a bus was driven through the entrance to the Peruvian embassy in Havana; its occupants entered and sought political asylum. Unfortunately, the non-commissioned officer of … Continue reading “The Mariel Exodus: State Terrorism / Cubanet, Roberto Jesus Quinones”

The Massive Migrations of Castroism

14ymedio, Pedro Corzo, Miami, 17 September 2022 — El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cuba contra el Totalitarismo y Plantados hasta la Libertad y la Democracia en Cuba [The Cuban Institute of Historic Memory Against Totalitarianism and plantados (political prisoners) for Freedom and Democracy in Cuba] recently organized a conference on the different migratory waves driven … Continue reading “The Massive Migrations of Castroism”

A Cruise Ship Rescues Eight Cubans in a Raft Made with Barrels and Air Chambers

14ymedio, Havana, 18 September 2022 — A group of eight Cubans were rescued last Wednesday night by the cruise ship Scarlet Lady, when they were trying to cross the Florida Straits in a small, makeshift raft. A couple on board the cruise ship, coming from Cozumel and bound for the Bahamas, spotted a raft built … Continue reading “A Cruise Ship Rescues Eight Cubans in a Raft Made with Barrels and Air Chambers”

The Cuban Migratory Wave is Leaving a ‘Generation Gap’ on the Island

EFE (via 14ymedio), Jorge I. Pérez, Miami, 9 September 2022 —  More than 177,000 Cubans have arrived by land in the United States and more than 5,000 by sea since October 2021, in a new wave of migration from the Island to the North, which already exceeds that of the Mariel Boatlift and is “widening … Continue reading “The Cuban Migratory Wave is Leaving a ‘Generation Gap’ on the Island”

Cubans Confront the Police to Let Them Leave the Island by Raft

14ymedio, Havana, 30 August 2022 — Despite the repression in each of the places where demonstrations have taken place in recent days, dozens of Cubans staged a new protest this Monday. On this occasion, it was in the town of El Cepem, of the Costa Norte People’s Council, Caimito, in Artemisa, after the police tried to prevent … Continue reading “Cubans Confront the Police to Let Them Leave the Island by Raft”

Wide Deployment of Cuba’s Repressive Forces Fails to Prevent Another Protest in Nuevitas

14ymedio, Havana, 20 August 2022 — For the second day in a row, this Friday night and during part of the early hours of this Saturday, the residents of Nuevitas, Camagüey, returned to the streets in protest over the long blackouts. The demonstration in the neighborhood of Pastelillo was repressed by the police, who arrested … Continue reading “Wide Deployment of Cuba’s Repressive Forces Fails to Prevent Another Protest in Nuevitas”

Every Day 2,000 Migrants, Including Cubans, Cross the Rio Grande in Piedras Negras

14ymedio, Havana, 13 July 2022 — Hundreds and hundreds of people in a line, from one side to the other of the Rio Grande, in an incessant flow like the waters that cross. The images, recorded on the river border of Piedras Negras (Mexico) with Eagle Pass (Texas) and shared this Monday by the American … Continue reading “Every Day 2,000 Migrants, Including Cubans, Cross the Rio Grande in Piedras Negras”

With the Arrival of 171,080 Cubans to the US, the Biden Administration Breaks a Historical Record

14ymedio, Madrid, 16 June 2022 — The migration crisis that Cuba has suffered since the end of last year is exceeding the worst forecasts. According to data recently published by the US Department of Customs and Border Protection, in the last eight months, since the beginning of the US fiscal year, on October 1, 2021, … Continue reading “With the Arrival of 171,080 Cubans to the US, the Biden Administration Breaks a Historical Record”

Cuba’s Machiavellian Use of Migration

14ymedio, Yunior García Aguilera, Madrid, 25 May 2022 — On June 22, 1990, before the United Nations, Nelson Mandela firmly demanded that the sanctions against Pretoria be maintained. The African leader wondered what mistake had been made to allow a country with apartheid to be seated after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights or the … Continue reading “Cuba’s Machiavellian Use of Migration”

Cuba: From the ‘Blockade’ to the Emigration Crisis

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, 22 April 2022 — There are two phenomena that have affected the life of the Communist Regime in Cuba for six decades. The two are closely related and have also been used for the Cuban government’s own benefit every time it wanted to. To interpret both processes over such a … Continue reading “Cuba: From the ‘Blockade’ to the Emigration Crisis”