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Rescued trafficked victim: It takes 5 to 13 years to buy freedom

News-Press Now 28 Nov 2022
(The Center Square) – A letter in possession of a woman rescued from a sex trafficking ring in Texas says it takes roughly five to 13 years to buy freedom ... They sign control to visas for a given length of time in exchange ... “Lots of women that come to the USA legally from Nicaragua [with work visas] come as indentured servant ... It just looks different ... .

US officials urge Cuban authorities to release political prisoners in visit to Havana

Finger Lakes Times 11 Nov 2022
The officials also told their Cuban counterparts that the embassy would resume processing all immigration visa applications on Jan ... southern border notably increased after Nicaragua, a close Cuba ally, lifted visa requirements for Cuban nationals in November last year ... Embassy in Havana, including the processing of non-immigrant visas.”.

Hunger drives Cuban migration to US higher in 2022

Jamaica Observer 28 Oct 2022
But, months before this, an increased flow from the Caribbean island was already being reported ... Martinez states that many are now arriving on foot, their flight aided by Nicaragua, which dropped visa requirements late 2021 for Cubans. It is noted that some Cuban migrants leave the island on expensive charter flights to Nicaragua ... Hunger ... .

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Nicaragua's Authoritarian Regime

Wall Street Journal 25 Oct 2022
President Biden increased the pressure on Nicaragua’s authoritarian regime Monday, sanctioning the ...

Biden targets Nicaraguan gold in new move against Ortega

Belfast Telegraph 24 Oct 2022
The Biden administration is ratcheting up pressure on President Daniel Ortega’s authoritarian rule in Nicaragua, banning Americans from doing business in the nation’s gold industry and stripping the US visas of 500 government insiders, US officials said ... Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega (Ismael Francisco/AP/PA).

US targets Nicaragua’s gold sector in latest push against Ortega

Al Jazeera 24 Oct 2022
US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order targeting Nicaragua’s gold industry, the Department of the Treasury announced, among other new measures that Washington said aim to punish Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega over a crackdown on dissent ... to Nicaragua, it said.

US tightens sanctions against Nicaragua, imposes pressure on gold sector

Anadolu Agency 24 Oct 2022
Today, we are announcing steps to impose visa restrictions on over 500 Nicaraguan individuals and their family members,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement ... The Biden administration has imposed a wave of sanctions against Nicaragua in recent months, including US visa restrictions on government officials.

U.S. sees surge in migrants from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

Sandhills Express 22 Oct 2022
In Cuba, discontent with the communist regime in Havana and economic woes have fueled an exodus of tens of thousands of Cubans hoping to reach the U.S., a journey made somewhat easier by Nicaragua’s policy of allowing them to travel there without visas.

‘We are seeing migrant landings almost everyday.’ What’s behind surge in South Florida?

Finger Lakes Times 21 Oct 2022
It did so again last November when the Ortega administration began allowing Cubans to enter Nicaragua without a visa, providing them a shorter and safer land passage to the U.S ... “Granting visas in Havana will only slow it down some, but there are many more Cubans who want to flee now than before,” Arcos said.

Cuban Adjustment Act of US Still Privileges Cuban Migrants, Hurts Cuba

Scheerpost 19 Oct 2022
Photo by Alexander Kunze. By W.T. Whitney / CounterPunch ... Additionally, Nicaragua in November, 2021 began allowing Cubans to enter without an entry visa ... That’s because almost no processing of entry visas has taken place since 2017, when the State Department recalled most of its Embassy staff in Havana ... embassies in other countries to secure visas ... W.T ... .

The Cuban Adjustment Act still privileges Cuban migrants to the U.S. but hurts Cuba

People's World 18 Oct 2022
Kennedy berated New York Times editor Turner Catledge ... Sens ... Additionally, Nicaragua in November 2021 began allowing Cubans to enter without an entry visa ... That’s because almost no processing of entry visas has taken place since 2017 when the State Department recalled most of its Embassy staff in Havana ... embassies in other countries to secure visas.

EU declares Nicaraguan envoy ‘persona non grata’ as tensions rise

Al Jazeera 10 Oct 2022
On October 2, EU Ambassador Bettina Muscheidt left Nicaragua after being declared persona non grata by the Ortega administration ... The administration of US President Joe Biden has slapped a series of sanctions on Nicaragua in recent months, including US visa restrictions on state officials and their relatives, in response to the crackdown.

Flights from Cuba to Nicaragua? Here every October

The Cleveland American 08 Oct 2022
The Cuban Airport and Airport Services Agency (ECASA) has updated the schedule of flights from various Cuban airports to Nicaragua in October on its official social networks ... Conviasa has been operating in Cuba for more than a decade, though its boom came with flights to Nicaragua after the country abolished visas.

Minus the politics, migrants often use buses, planes to reach shelter

Waco Tribune-Herald 05 Oct 2022
That doesn’t include thousands who come to the United States on tourist visas every month from Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela who often apply for asylum as well, said Ava Benach, a Washington, D.C., immigration attorney who has helped hundreds of migrants with asylum cases.

What visitors should know about updated entry rules

Taipei Times 29 Sep 2022
Taiwan from Thursday is to reinstate visa exemptions for passport holders from 65 countries ... Which passports will have visa-free entry privileges? ... Passport holders from Japan, South Korea, Chile, Israel and Nicaragua can stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days without a visa.

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