Friday 25 June 2021

Cuba Blames U.S. For Migrant Crisis in Central America

Nicaragua sends Cuban border-crashers back to Costa RicaQCOSTARICA (Reuters) Cuba’s Communist government on Tuesday blamed the United States’ Cold War-era immigration law for a migrant crisis in which more than 1,000 Cubans have been getting stuck at Central American border crossings in an attempt to reach the United States.

The Cubans have been making their way north from Panama to Costa Rica to Nicaragua, seeking to eventually reach the United States, where Cubans receive special treatment that welcomes them without a visa. But Nicaragua, a close ally of Cuba, closed its border with Costa Rica on Sunday to stop them.

“The Foreign Ministry wishes to emphasise that these citizens are victims of the U.S. government’s politicization of immigration issues,” according to a statement read on the national news broadcast.

- Advertisement -

It was the first report about the ongoing migrant crisis in Central America in Cuba’s officially controlled media, but it did not mention Nicaragua’s decision to halt them at the border.

Cuba said it was in contact with the Central American governments involved to find a solution and that its people were also victims of human traffickers and criminal groups that prey on migrants.

Cubans are immediately received at the U.S. border and obtain permanent U.S. residence with relative ease.

In addition, the United States applies a “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy that allows Cubans who set foot on U.S. soil to stay while those captured at sea are sent back to their Caribbean island nation.

- Advertisement -

But with U.S.-Cuban relations improving since last December’s detente, Cuban migration to United States has increased as Cubans anticipate a possible end to the preferential treatment.

Cuba has long complained that the U.S. law, known as the Cuban Adjustment Act, and the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy intentionally lure Cubans on a dangerous journey.

“This policy stimulates irregular emigration from Cuba towards the United States and constitutes a violation of the letter and the spirit of migration accords that are in force and through which both countries assume an obligation to guarantee legal, safe and orderly emigration,” the statement said.

Some 1,200 Cubans had been stuck in Panama, attempting to cross into Costa Rica when Costa Rica suddenly tightened its immigration policy, then reversed course and allowed the Cubans in on Saturday.

But after passing through Costa Rica they were stopped at the Nicaraguan border on Sunday.

Nicaragua’s accused Costa Rica of sparking a “humanitarian crisis” by allowing more than 1,000 Cubans to proceed.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says

Q24N   - Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism...

The Internet, the stone in the Cuban government’s shoe

Q REPORTS (Havana) "Lies", "manipulation", "subversion": Raúl Castro, who handed over...

MOST READ

Facts and Career Opportunities for Positioning and Popularity of a Casino Dealer

Are you thinking about becoming a casino dealer? If you’re a Hungarian citizen, we’ll tell you more about what you need to know. You...

Ortegs regime requests Russia’s armament and military preparation to face “threats of terrorism”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, revealed during the IX International Security Conference in Moscow that the Government of Nicaragua requested...

Today’s Covid News: Average daily deaths from Covid-19 begins to decline

QCOSTARICA - The week of June 13 to 19 registered a decrease in the average number of deaths due to Covid-19, when 20 daily...

Full court decides not to investigate or dismiss Emilia Navas

QCOSTARICA - Emilia Navas will not be removed from her position as attorney general, after calls for her to step down due to her...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates that cannot circulate, in today's case plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Preventive operations to protect tourists visiting the Guanacaste Conservation Area

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Public Security (MSP) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) joined forces to prioritize ecological operations, which aim...

New trends in coffee consumption challenge sector

QCOSTARICA - Changes in consumption habits in terms of times, types of preparation and specialties challenge the coffee sector. Most of the consumers in Costa...

Week immersed in passage of tropical wave, June Solstice and Veranillo

QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, June 21, is the day of the year when the sun stays the longest on the horizon, therefore it is...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.