Monday 21 June 2021

Cuban Migrant Crisis And The Costa Rica President’s Visit to Cuba

Cubans migrants rest at a shelter in La Cruz, Costa Rica  November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
Some 5,000 Cuban migrants are being sheltered in La Cruz, Costa Rica (near Nicaragua border) while they wait for a solution.  Photo: Juan Carlos Ulate

QCOSTARICA – While Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis  and his entourage visit Cuba, nearly 5,000 Cuban migrants stranded in his country wait for solution to allow them to move on, head north to their final destination, the United States.

Many of the Cuban migrants have more than a month of being stranded in Costa Rica, after Nicaragua closed its borders to them, not allowing transit to their country. Last week, days prior to President Solis’ trip to the island country, Belize refused them as well.

- Advertisement -

Prior to that Guatemala said no, though now they are saying, yes, as long as they get written guarantees from Mexico that they will be giving entry and payment for the costs.

Mexico has said all along that they will accept the Cuban migrants from Costa Rica, but only by way of a land border crossing, which means either Guatemala or Belize.

When asked about the Cuban migrants, Solis responded, “That will be one of the topics on the agenda.”

The President’s visit was planned well before the crisis that began to unfold on November 11, after Costa Rica authorities dismantled a human smuggling network that moved the Cubans from the Panama border to Nicaragua.

- Advertisement -

Cuba has repeatedly blamed the United States’ Cold War-era immigration policy for enticing its citizens to risk their lives and fostering human smuggling.

Many of the Cubans feared the Solis visit to their homeland could result in an agreement to have them deported. However, the President has promised not to deport and to continue looking for a way to get them to the U.S.

 

 

- 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

Carlos Alvarado: “Don Rodolfo has my confidence”

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado said he has all the confidence...

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

QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, June 21, is the day of the...

MOST READ

13 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

Acne is considered to be one of the most common skin ailments on the planet, with a record 60 million people being afflicted by...

Germany opens borders to Ticos from this Friday!

QCOSTARICA - Good news for Ticos with traveling fever! From Friday, June 25, Germany will allow entry of travelers from Costa Rica as long...

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of Dr. Cynthia Ann Telles as United States ambassador to Costa Rica. According to the...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see rain in the afternoons and nights in the Central Valley, the entire Pacific coast,...

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...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 20: only “EVENS” can circulate

Today, Sunday, June 20, only vehicles with "EVEN" ending plates CAN circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Since 2018 MECO has received contracts from the State for more than ¢139 billion

QCOSTARICA - Almost ¢140 billion colones (US$227 million dollars) is the amount the MECO construction company was able to snare for public works contracts...

Internet speed decreases during peaks in service

QCOSTARICA - Ever wonder why your surfing on the Internet slows down, to even a crawl, mainly in the evenings? This is due to...

OIJ investigation into road works corruption leads to inquiries in Panama

QCOSTARICA - The prestige of the company of some of the richest men in Costa Rica hangs by a thread. For many, the MECO...

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.