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Costa Rica Immigration Official “Key” In Human Trafficking Gang

Q COSTA RICA - The Policía de Migración (Costa Rican Immigration Police) struck a major blow to a human trafficking ring after capturing four members of an organization that was dedicated to moving Cubans through Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico to the final destination,...

Panama to Transfer Stranded Cuban Migrants to Shelter on Costa Rican Border

Q24N - After Panama President Juan Carlos Varela threatened to close a shelter assisting Cuban immigrants, his administration announced it will be instead transferring them to a center on the Costa Rican border. According to the Panamanian Ministry of Security (Minseg), the more than 300 Cubans who...

Cubans On Road to U.S. Distraught About Newly Closed Border

A boy wears the U.S. colours in Havana, Cuba, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer TODAY CUBA (Reuters) Cuban Jose Enrique Manreza, who sold his house and belongings to embark on a epic journey by plane, bus and on foot in pursuit of the American dream, is...

Cuba Finds Obama’s Migration Decision Positive

U.S. President Barack Obama TODAY CUBA (Prensa Latina) The government of Cuba considers a positive step forward in improving relations with the United States an agreement announced Thursday by President Barack Obama, with only one week left in his mandate, to secure regular, safe and...

Costa Rica Applauds Obama Policy Change On Cuban Migrants

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica applauded the end of the United States policy that allowed Cubans a near-automatic entry to the U.S. to Cubans who set foot on American soil, regardless of their visa status. According to the government, the U.S. policy encouraged the...

Obama ‘Screwed’ Us, Cuban Migrants Lash Out At U.S. President

Many Cuban migrants feel US President Barack Obam turned his back on them.Much of the anger is directed at him personally. TODAY CUBA / President Barack Obama, on Thursday, one week before his mandate ends, issued a statement on ending the “wet foot, dry foot”...

Costa Rica Strengthened Defense of Human Rights

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Tens of thousands of mainly Cubans, Haitians and Africans seeking to reach the United States contributed to Costa Rica's "unprecedented" migratory flow into the country this year. In 2016, Costa Rica saw more than 26,000 "irregular migrants" arriving at the...

Sex Traffickers Cash in on Surge of Cuban Migrants to US

(Q24N) - Insightcrime.org -The case of a sex trafficking ring that ensnared Cuban women in prostitution in Miami suggests human traffickers are capitalizing on the recent surge of Cubans seeking entry to the United States. Details have emerged of the sex trafficking case about to...

Costa Rica Joined By Latin Nations To Plead With U.S. Over Cuba

Costa Rica has been joined on Monday by eight Latin American countries in calling on the United States to end its special treatment for Cuban migrants. The Foreign Ministers of Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Costa RSica signed a letter,...

U.S. Should End Special Treatment For Cubans, Says Costa Rica Foreign Minister

(QCOSTARICA) In Washington this week, Costa Rica's Foreign Minister called on the United States to do away with the Cuban Adjustment Act, ending the special treatment of Cubans who travel through South and Central America to reach the U.S. Manuel González said this week in...

Costa Rica Concerened Over Panama’s Decision To Allow Migrants To Cross The Border

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica in "concerned" over Wednesday's decision by Panama allowing migrants to cross the border, while it struggles around 2,500 migrants already in the country, at the Panama and Nicaragua border. Yesterday, Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, said that migrants arriving in Panama from...

Panama Builds Shelters for Cubans Stranded In Border With Costa Rica

(Q24N) Panamanian authorities announced the building of shelters for some 2.500 Cubans stranded in the border with Costa Rica, who intend to keep their journey to the United States where they will pursue the benefits offered only to Cubans citizens by the US Cuban...

African Migrants in Peaceful Protest Against Government Decision To Deport Them

QCOSTARICA - This morning (Tuesday) a group of African migrants stranded in Paso Canoas, peacefully demonstrated against Costa Rica's thread of deportation to their home country. With chants and posters, the migrants repudiated the position of the Costa Rica government, that deportation is the only...

Costa Rica Closes Border To Cuban Migrants, Forces Them Back To Panama

QCOSTARICA - Reminiscent of the scene at the northern border with Nicaragua last November, it was no Costa Rica police forced forcing back into Panama, Cuban migrants who illegally entered Costa Rica on Wednesday. According to the Ministerio de Seguridad Publica, police pressured some 1,300...

700 Cuban and African Migrants Take Costa Rica By Force

QCOSTARICA - More than 700 foreigners, from countries like Africa and Cuba, took Costa Rica by force Wednesday morning, entering the country illegally, many others clashing against police at the border with Panama. According to reports from the southern border, some of the foreigners were...

U.S. President Obama Announces Visit To Cuba

QCOSTARICA - U.S. President Barack Obama is planning an historic visit to Cuba next month,  a senior administration official said Wednesday night, making him the first serving United States president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades. The official told news agencies...

Costa Rica Announces Direct Flights To Mexico For Stranded Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA - Good news for the Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, at a press conference Friday at Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica's President, Luis Guillermo Solis, Foreign Minister, Manuel Gonzalez and the Director of Immigration, Kathya Rodriguez,  announced that next week direct flights to...

Cubans Migrants Stranded in La Cruz (Costa Rica) Generate More Earnings Than Year-End Vacationers

QCOSTARICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos (Vozdeguanacaste.com) Neither the Ticos who pass through La Cruz at the end of the year nor the foreigners who come for the canton’s attractiveness manage to generate the cumulative profits from spending by the Cuban community that has been...

First of The Cubans Stranded In Costa Rica On Their Way To New Lives in America

QCOSTARICA - Seeking to fulfill their 'American' dream, the first 180 of the thousands of Cubans who left their homeland en route to the United Stated and stranded in Costa Rica for almost two months, were on their way last night. In the video posted...

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos - ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms the position of the government of Daniel Ortega's position in the breach of human rights in the case of the...

Cuban Migrants Succumb To Coyotes (Smugglers)

QCOSTARICA - The very same action by Costa Rica authorities to stop the trafficking of persons at the northern border that caused the thousands of Cuban migrants to become stranded in the country, has now given way to a flourishing "coyote" (smuggling) business. On November...

Nicaragua Asks U.S. Airlift To Move Stranded Cuban Migrants

TODAY NICARAGUA (Reuters) - The Nicaraguan government on Friday proposed that the United States fly out thousands of Cuban migrants who have been stranded for several weeks on the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua. Nicaragua's deputy foreign affairs minister, Dennis Moncada, told a summit of...

Panama Regrets Costa Rica’s Withdrawl From SICA; Assures Welfare of Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA - Panama said it would do everything in its power to help the thousands of stranded Cuban migrants in the country, looking to reach the United States and regrets the situation caused Costa Rica's withdrawl from the Central American Integration System (SICA). Panamanian Vice...

Costa Rica Closes Doors To More Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA - The government of Luis Guillermo Solis announced Friday it will not give new Cuban migrants visas effective this Saturday morning. The message from Casa Presidencial (Government House) is that "the national capacity to address the migrants has reached its limit." "Costa Rica urges the...

President Solis Is Firm He WILL NOT Negotiate A Forced Return Of The Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA - In a message sent to Cuban migrants stranded in the country, President Luis Guillermo Solis, denied that the Government of Costa Rica will negotiate with Cuba next week, a forced return of the Cuban migrants stranded in the country. In the video...

Belize Refuses Passage To Cuban Migrants. Costa Rica Speaks Out Against Region.

QCOSTARICA - Belize joined Nicaragua and Guatemala in denying passage through its territory of nearly 5,000 Cuban migrants, stranded in Costa Rica for almost a month. "They have decided that it is not possible to meet Costa Rica's request on the grounds, they decided it...

Costa Rica Says Nicaraguan Is Being Excluded In The Agreement To Solve The Cuban Migrant Crisis

QCOSTARICA - Following the meeting Tuesday in El Salvador of the foreign ministers of Cuba, Central America, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico to solve the Cuban migrant crisis, Costa Rica's Chancellor, Manuel Gonzalez, said an agreement was reached with several countries, excluding Nicaragua. Gonzalez did not...

Nicaragua’s Position Unchanged On Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA - The deputy Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Dennis Moncada, insisted this morning that the government of his country will not change its position on the blockade of Cuban migrants. Moncada took part in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of Central America, Cuba, Ecuador, Colombia...

Democracy Movement protests Nicaragua’s military attack on Cubans

TODAY NICARAGUA via Local10.com, MIAMI -Members of the Democracy Movement held a rally Tuesday across from the Nicaraguan consulate, demanding to know why Nicaragua used its military to attack and drive back a group of Cuban migrants trying to enter the country from Costa...

The Night Transfer of Cubans From San Jose

QCOSTARICA - Despite the dismantling by Costa Rican authorities of a human trafficking network on November 12, and believed to be the cause for now more than 2,500 Cuban migrants stranded at the Peñas Blancas border, has the business of the coyotes (the smugglers)...

The Business Of Moving Cuban Migrants In The Region

QCOSTARICA - The travel by Cuban migrants to the United States across South and Central America has multiplied in the last three years, as Cubans leaving Havana move through ten countries, victimized by human traffickers, corrupt officials and guerrillas. Coyotes (as they are called in...

“This is a regional problem and there should be a regional solution”: U.S. Ambassador To Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In a conversation with La Nacion on Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, S. Fitzgerald Haney, stated that the policy of his country does not include tightening entry requirements of Cubans, and there is no change in the Cuban Adjustment Act,...

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