Costa Rica

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 PR

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.

Cuban Refugees

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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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.

El Chapo Sighting