Saturday 19 June 2021

First Group of Cuban Migrants Stranded in Costa Rica Arrived in Laredo, Texas

Photo from
Photo from Krgv.com, Rio Grande Valley, Texas television news

QCOSTARICA – The first group of Cuban migrants of nearly 8,000 stranded in Costa Rica since November, reached their final destination, the United States border, after a long and difficult odyssey across the continent.

First reports say that 12 islanders, who started they journey several months ago, made it to the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, hours later crossing the international bridge, to Laredo, Texas.

- Advertisement -

They are part of the 180 Cuban migrants who left Costa Rica on Tuesday by air, through a pilot program between Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The plan could now extend to the other Cuban migrants remaining stranded in Costa Rica, because Nicaragua continues to refuse to let them pass through their territory.

On Friday, immigration officials said some 5,000 Cuban migrants are still in Costa Rica, estimating that some 2,000 or more have taken the risk to cross illegally into Nicaragua, either with the help of coyotes (smugglers) or on their own. See report here. In any event, these some 2,000, with temporary visas to be in Costa Rica, are not in shelters set up for them in La Cruz, Guanacaste.

Randy Cuevas, 29, the first Cuban who managed to set foot in the United States, said in a video posted on Cubanos in Libertad Facebook page, he had achieved his goal.

- Advertisement -

“We are happy because we made it; it was a tough war, since October living through this. But, well, I mad it, thanks to God and all,” he said in the recording.

Cuevas added, “the odyssey was difficult, in Costa Rica I spent two months waiting there, they put up the airplane and I was part of the first group that left Costa Rica”.

Others, through the social media, expressed similar sentiments. “This has been my dream, the dream of all Cubans. I will travel to Miami,” said 20 year-old Liliande Gonzalez.

Alain Carmona Diaz, 28, said he’s heading to Miami. It’s a destination for many other Cubans. “It’s been my dream for more than 15 years. Finally I made it and I’m here,” Carmona Diaz said.

Liberia, Guanacaste on Tuesday, the first 180 Cuban migrants arriving at the Daniel Oduber Quirós airport for their flight to El Salvador to continue their journey to the United States. Foto: Rafael Pacheco
Liberia, Guanacaste on Tuesday (Jan. 12, 2106), the first 180 Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica arriving at the Daniel Oduber Quirós airport for their flight to El Salvador to continue their journey to the United States. Foto: Rafael Pacheco

The director of immigration, Kathya Rodríguez, said that in the coming days the government will announce the results of the test flight and estimates it will take some 28 flights to remove all the Cubans who are in shelters.

- Advertisement -

Source: Krgv.com, Cubanos in Libertad, Facebook,

- 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

Internet speed decreases during peaks in service

QCOSTARICA - Ever wonder why your surfing on the Internet slows...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged...

MOST READ

Central America is back in the news for the wrong reasons, Costa Rica is once again the exception

QCOSTARICA - Osta Rica has been the epicenter of regional diplomacy in recent days. The successive visits of the Secretary of State of the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 13, “EVENS”

Today, Sunday, June 13, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

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...

Ortega government accuses imprisoned opponents of receiving money from the United States to overthrow him

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Nicaraguan government assures that the imprisoned political opponents detained on charges of “inciting foreign intervention” are “usurpers” financed by the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 15: 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 15, vehicles with plates ending 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

The Best Sports To Play On A Beach

Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world. The coastline is blessed with golden sand, beautiful palm trees, and perfect blue...

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...

Bribed with cars, sexual favors and money in exchange for road works contracts

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when it was announced that public officials had allied with construction companies that, apparently,...

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.