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Reuters: Legal options for Cubans traveling to US closing

Beijing News 22 Jun 2022
Miguel and Ania Palenzuela have been waiting for one month outside Colombia's embassy in Havana, hoping to secure visas to travel through the South American nation ... After it lifted visa requirements in November, many Cubans chose to fly to Nicaragua before risking an overland journey north to the U.S.
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Why Cubans arriving at Eagle Pass in new wave of immigration face few obstacles

Finger Lakes Times 22 Jun 2022
They typically make passage with flights to Nicaragua, which loosened visa requirements ... Nicaragua, a Havana political ally, said Cubans could come into their country without a visa last November. “All of a sudden, Cubans had a closer point of visa free access to the mainland Americas … from which they could begin a journey north,” Bustamante said ... .
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Monroe Doctrine 2.0: “Summit of Exclusion” Backfires on Biden. The People’s Summit for Democracy in ...

GlobalResearch 18 Jun 2022
The United States has targeted Cuba, Nicaragua, and ... The Workers’ Summit in Tijuana also had extensive social movement and union participation, including in-person attendance by grassroots leaders from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela who were denied visas for the Los Angeles events.
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Couple say they want ‘normal’ life that has eluded them in Cuba

La Prensa Latina 17 Jun 2022
Like many of their other countrymen, they were spurred to emigrate by Nicaragua’s decision last November to eliminate its visa requirement for Cuban nationals, choosing to embark on a journey they hope will lead them to the US and allow them to “start from scratch.” ... Most of those visa applications are handled in other countries.
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Doors are closing fast for Cubans seeking to travel

FX Empire 17 Jun 2022
Washington resumed visa processing in Havana in May and aims to issue 20,000 immigrant visas to Cubans a year ... With options for legal migration through the United States limited, many opt to fly to Nicaragua, which in November lifted visa requirements for Cubans, then try their luck on the risky overland route north to the U.S.
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US imposes new visa restrictions on Nicaragua officials

Jurist 15 Jun 2022
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken Monday announced visa restriction for 93 individuals believed to have undermined democracy in Nicaragua following President Daniel Ortega reelection ... The visa restrictions are targeted at judges, prosecutors, National Assembly Members and Interior Ministry officials.
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U.S. slaps visa curbs on nearly 100 people who undermined Nicaragua's democracy -Blinken

Reuters 13 Jun 2022
WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday the United States would impose visa restrictions on 93 more people believed to have undermined democracy in Nicaragua following last year's re-election of President Daniel Ortega.
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US Imposes Visa Restrictions on 93 People Allegedly Undermining Nicaragua's Democracy

Sputnik 13 Jun 2022
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has targeted another 93 individuals with visa restrictions related to actions allegedly undermining Nicaragua’s democracy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday ....
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Stars align for Cuban migrants as record numbers seek better life in US

The Observer 12 Jun 2022
Washington has an accord with the island to issue an annual 20,000 migratory visas, but has issued barely any ... That changed last November when Daniel Ortega’s government allowed Cubans to travel visa-free to Nicaragua (seemingly to create a bargaining chip with the US while the ruling clique negotiates for sanctions relief).
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The biggest wave of Cuban migrants arriving in US since 1980 is driving policy changes

Finger Lakes Times 26 May 2022
... in Nicaragua. Since November, Cubans have been able to travel to Nicaragua without visas, from which many if not most then leave for the U.S.. Experts attribute the waiver of the visa requirement to a deal cut between Cuba and Nicaragua to use immigration to push back against U.S.
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Biden eases money transfers to Cuba and flips Trump migrant, travel rules

New York Post 17 May 2022
Nicaragua’s leftist government in November allowed Cuban citizens to visit without a visa, and many Cubans are using the Central American nation as a starting point to reach the US-Mexico border, where COVID-19 deportation policies are scheduled to end next week.
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Cubans are arriving to the US in record numbers. Smugglers are profiting from their exodus

Egypt Independent 16 May 2022
As Cuba relaxed the restrictions in November, the Cuban government’s ally Nicaragua lifted their visa requirements for Cubans — sparking a surge of people who tried to travel to the Central American nation as a way to eventually reach the US.
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Nicaragua ends sentencing of opposition figures, negotiations next?

Urdu Point 14 May 2022
Managua, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th May, 2022 ) .Earlier this week, Nicaragua finished sentencing 45 opponents of President Daniel Ortega's government to up to 13 years in prison for allegedly "undermining" national security ... Washington has also revoked the visas of 280 Nicaraguans.
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U.S. embassy again issuing immigrant visas in Havana, but at a trickle

Reuters 05 May 2022
Cubans seeking to immigrate were instead directed to apply for visas in person at the U.S ... Many fly to Nicaragua, which in November lifted visa requirements for Cubans, then make their way north overland to the Mexican border, a costly, and often dangerous journey.
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Cuban Migrants Arrive to U.S. in Record Numbers, on Foot, Not by Boat

The Scranton Times-Tribune 04 May 2022
Now they are coming in record numbers, but this time on foot, their flight aided by Nicaragua, which dropped visa requirements late last year for Cubans, giving them a toehold in Central America to journey overland through Mexico to the United States ... The official said visa-free ...

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