Ecuador Closes Open Door to Cubans

November 26, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

Major Cuban Art Theft Nets Arrest in Greece

November 26, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

US-Cuba Migration Talks Amid Crisis in Central America

November 25, 2015 | No Comments »

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.

CODEPINK Activists in Guantanamo, Cuba for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 | 3 comments

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.

Cubans Remain in Limbo for Lack of Agreement

November 24, 2015 | 8 comments

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.

The Cuban Migrant Crisis on Stage One

November 24, 2015 | 3 comments

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.

President Elect Macri To Close Argentina’s Kirchner Era

November 23, 2015 | 2 comments

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.

Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Ecuador and Nicaragua over Migration Crisis

November 22, 2015 | 6 comments

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.

Eleven Countries to Seek Solution to Cuban Migrant Crisis

November 20, 2015 | 19 comments

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.

Six Hundred More Cubans Arrive in Panama, in route to USA

November 19, 2015 | No Comments »

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.