Ecuador informed today that it will close its open door to Cubans by requiring a visa as of December 1st. Deputy Foreign Minister Xavier Lasso said the move is geared to curb “the dangerous route” used by Cubans to travel to the United States.
The latest major art theft from the Cuban National Fine Arts Museum now has a suspect, arrested in Greece, reported the official Havana press on Wednesday. The Athens Police said the man will appear before a prosecutor on Thursday in the Greek capital.
The United States and Cuba will hold on November 30 in Washington at their regular biannual meeting on migration in the midst of the current Cuban migrant crisis in Central America.
The US peace group CODEPINK has sent a strong delegation to Guantanamo, Cuba, the eastern most Cuban province, to carry out a protest on Thanksgiving Day demanding the Obama administration shut down the infamous US offshore prison as well as the GITMO Naval Base itself.
A meeting of 11 foreign ministers of Latin America, convened today to solve the immigration crisis of over 3,100 Cubans in Costa Rica, ended without agreement in El Salvador, reported dpa.
On Tuesday the foreign ministers of eleven countries including all of Central America plus Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Cuba, meet in the capital of El Salvador to try to find a solution to the Cuban migrant crisis affecting all the nations on the route from Ecuador north to the United States.
Center-right politician Mauricio Macri was proclaimed Argentina’s next president after winning the runoff vote on Sunday, promising to put an end to 12 years of Kirchner governments and to steer the South American nation towards the center-right, DPA reported.
Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, held a “working visit” to Ecuador and Nicaragua to address the immigration crisis that has stranded more than 2,000 Cubans in Central America, reported dpa news.
The foreign ministers of 11 Latin American countries will meet next Tuesday in El Salvador to discuss and try to resolve the issue of the nearly 2,000 Cubans stranded on the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
Puerto Obaldia, Panama, is the main entry and exit with Colombia, with whom it borders. In recent weeks about 2,000 Cubans have passed through town and now 600 others have arrived.