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.
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.
Following news of the sexual abuse and rape charges brought against the country’s leader by Elvia Junieth Flores Castillo and Patricia Jeannette Ortega Prado, Zoilamérica Ortega Murillo, the adoptive daughter of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, decided to offer statements describing the sexual abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of the man who raised her and continues to be married to her mother, Rosario Murillo.
The government of Cuba blamed the migratory policy of the United States towards the island for the situation of nearly 2,000 Cuban migrants who are stranded on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, according to a state television broadcast on Tuesday.
Nicaragua militarized its southern border with Costa Rica following an attempt on Sunday by nearly two thousand Cubans immigrants to enter the Central American country’s territory, reported dpa news. The immigrants are mostly en route north to the United States to take advantage of the Cuban Ajustment Act.