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Costa Rica to inform Cuba it can not preserve aiding stalled migrants

HAVANA Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis will inform Cuban President Raul Castro his Central American nation is unable to continue caring for thousands of Cuban migrants indefinitely, seeking to force a resolution to the month-lengthy crisis.

Solis arrived in Cuba on Sunday for the very first official pay a visit to by a Costa Rican president in 72 years with practically five,000 Cuban migrants stranded on his country’s northern border with Nicaragua as they seek to attain the United States.

Solis is due to meet Castro on Tuesday.

“We cannot preserve this task indefinitely,” Solis stated of the effort by national and regional officials, churches and private businesses to help the Cubans, most of them living in shelters.

“With all brotherly frankness, I will pose this in meetings to be held with the presidents of the SICA (Central American Integration Method) and in Havana with President Raul Castro,” Solis said in an address broadcast in Costa Rica.

Solis’ check out to Cuba was planned well ahead of the crisis. Costa Rica re-established relations with Cuba in 2009, the final country in Latin America to do so.

The Cubans started arriving a month ago on their unsafe 7,000-kms (4,400-mile) overland trek from Ecuador, where they could fly without having a visa to the Mexican-U.S. border, exactly where Cubans are offered legal passage into the United States.

When the United States reached detente with Cuba a year ago, it led to a spike in Cuban emigration, partly due to fears the Americans would finish the unique treatment that grants them residence with relative ease.

The issue reached crisis proportions when Costa Rica broke up a gang of human smugglers, leaving the Cubans in the lurch.

Costa Rica closed its border after arresting the smugglers, then granted the Cubans temporary visas to pass by means of.

But Nicaragua, a country additional to the north that is also a close ally of Cuba’s, refused to stick to suit, leaving Costa Rica with an ever developing quantity of migrants.

Almost five,000 are stuck in shelters on the border and an estimated 1,300 to 1,500 are held up in Panama, one particular nation to the south, attempting to move into Costa Rica.

Cuba has repeatedly blamed the United States’ Cold War-era immigration policy for enticing its citizens to danger their lives and fostering human smuggling.

Solis has promised not to deport the Cubans and to continue seeking for a way to get them to the United States.

(Reporting by Marc Frank and Daniel Trotta Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Agen Sabung Ayam

Migrant crisis hangs more than Costa Rican president’s pay a visit to to Cuba

HAVANA Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis arrived in Cuba on Sunday with plans to boost trade overshadowed by what to do with nearly 5,000 Cuban migrants stranded in his country.

The Cubans started arriving a month ago on their harmful 7,000-km (4,400-mile) overland trek from Ecuador to the Mexican-U.S. border, exactly where Cubans are given legal passage into the United States.

In brief comments to reporters on his arrival, Solis, holding a small Cuban flag, stated his trip was meant to complete Costa Rica’s normalization with Cuba, extend his country’s outreach to the Caribbean and market trade.

When a reporter asked about the migrants, Solis responded, “That will be one of the subjects on the agenda.”

The pay a visit to was planned well just before the crisis. Costa Rica re-established relations with Cuba in 2009, the final nation in Latin America to do so.

When the United States reached detente with Cuba a year ago, it led to a spike in Cuban emigration, partly due to fears the Americans would finish the special therapy that grants them residence with relative ease.

The situation reached crisis proportions when Costa Rica broke up a gang of human smugglers, leaving the Cubans in the lurch.

Costa Rica closed its border following arresting the smugglers, then granted the Cubans short-term visas to pass by means of.

But Nicaragua, a nation further to the north, refused to stick to suit, leaving Costa Rica with an ever increasing quantity of migrants.

Practically five,000 are stuck in shelters on the border and an estimated 1,300 to 1,500 are held up in Panama, one nation to the south, attempting to move into Costa Rica.

The crisis, now termed a humanitarian one by Solis, is positive to prime the agenda when he meets with President Raul Castro on Tuesday.

Cuba has repeatedly blamed the United States’ Cold War-era immigration policy for enticing its citizens to threat their lives and fostering human smuggling.

Solis has promised not to deport the Cubans and to continue hunting for a way to get them to the United States.

Some 43,159 Cubans entered the United States without visas in fiscal year 2015, up 78 percent from 2014 and up 550 percent from 2011, according to a Pew Analysis Center report primarily based on U.S. government data.

Numerous commence by flying to Ecuador, which prides itself on open borders. But Ecuador imposed a visa requirement on Cubans this month in hopes of slowing the flow.

(Reporting by Marc Frank Editing by Daniel Trotta and Jonathan Oatis)

Agen Sabung Ayam

Cuba returns U.S. fugitive in sign of renewed diplomacy

MIAMI An American man wanted on firearms charges was brought back from Cuba on Tuesday, marking the first fugitive returned given that the two nations restored diplomatic ties this year, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Shawn Wegmann, 38, of Indiana removed an electronic monitoring bracelet in October and attempted to enter Cuba on board a 13-foot Boston Whaler boat that was reported stolen from a Florida marina, according to officials.

Cuban authorities caught Wegmann and alerted U.S. law enforcement.

He was anticipated to be extradited to Iowa exactly where he had previously pleaded not guilty to three charges of getting a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of possession of a stolen firearm, according to U.S. Marshals.

He is amongst Americans who sought protection in Cuba from U.S. prosecution in the decades when relations had been estranged amongst the two former Cold War adversaries.

Whilst Cuba has returned fugitives ahead of the normalization of relations amongst the two countries, U.S. authorities hope for additional cooperation.

(Editing by Letitia Stein and Lisa Shumaker)

Agen Sabung Ayam