Costa Rica

Cubans in PR

CBP Captures 14 Cubans on Mona Island, Puerto Rico

The Air and Marine unit of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service along with agents of the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended 14 Cuban refugees on Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The Cubans had recently completed a very dangers boat trip from Cuba through the treacherous Mona Passage.

Cubans in Mexico

Hispanics Resenting Hundreds of Cubans Being Rubber Stamped into Texas Daily

The city of Laredo, Texas, is becoming a turnstile for Cubans seeking asylum in the U.S. Hundreds of Cuban refugees coming from Central America to Mexico are being passed through into Texas will little, if any, screening. Hispanics in South Texas appear to be resenting the special treatment of the Cubans.

Cuban Refugees

Thousands of Cubans Heading to Texas, Welfare Benefits Await

Thousands of Cuban refugees are stranded in Costa Rica and are now being moved into Mexico so they can illegally cross into the United States. Once on American soil, Cubans receive automatic immigration status adjustment and full welfare benefits. Texas is becoming the epicenter of this influx of Cubans.

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Central American Countries Reach Deal to Help Cuban Refugees Reach U.S.

The more than 8,000 Cuban refugees stranded in Costa Rica after Castro ally Nicaragua rejected their legal visas will fly over Nicaragua to El Salvador to commence their voyage to the United States, a coalition of Central American nations announced this week.

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Cuba Pressures U.S. Against Aiding Refugees Fleeing Communism

In a meeting between U.S. and Cuban diplomats, the Cuban government urged American officials to change the legal status of Cuban refugees to make it more difficult for those fleeing communism to find asylum, and easier for the communist regime of Raúl Castro to restrict its citizens’ mobility.

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Nicaraguan Army Attacks Cuban Refugees with Legal Visas from Costa Rica

Nearly 2,000 Cuban refugees are stranded on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border after the former nation, an ally of Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, refused them entry despite possessing legal visas from the Costa Rican government. The Nicaraguan military used tear gas and water cannons in the Cubans, injuring many.

El Chapo Sighting

El Chapo Sighting at Mexican Hospital, Son Allegedly Tweets He’s in Costa Rica

An El Chapo sighting of the famed drug lord at a hospital in Mexico led that country’s military and federal police forces to carry out a series of searches. The operation comes just as an unconfirmed Twitter account claiming to be that of El Chapo’s son, Alfredo Guzman, tweeted a photo from Costa Rica where he claims to have been eating with his father.