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January 13, 2017 12:47 AM Donald Trump's thoughts on the 'wet foot, dry foot' policy

On Aug. 11, 2016, Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the 'wet foot, dry foot' Cuban immigration policy as part of a wide-ranging interview with Miami Herald reporter Patricia Mazzei focused on South Florida issues. Fidel Castro's ashes were driven two miles through Santiago, Cuba on Sunday morning to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, where he was laid to rest. Raul Castro 21

January 13, 2017 12:34 AM Barack Obama Ends Decades Old Open Door Policy For Cuban Migrants

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday ended a five-decade-old open door policy for Cuba migrants, who will now face similar residency restrictions to other citizens from Latin America. In one of his final acts before leaving the White House, Obama scrapped rules dating back to the 1960s which allowed those fleeing communist Cuba a fast track 45

January 12, 2017 11:22 PM Obama To End Automatic Residency For Cuban Migrants

The surprise move comes after a major uptick in Cuban migration. The U.S. government will no longer automatically extend residency to Cuban migrants arriving in the country without visas, President Barack Obama announced in a surprise decision Thursday. The “wet foot, dry foot” policy was “designed for a different era,” the president said in a statement 51

January 12, 2017 10:25 PM US visa-free residency for Cubans ‘ends’

President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas, US media report. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, Havana has agreed to start accepting Cubans who are turned away or deported from the US. The move comes 43

January 12, 2017 9:32 PM Obama reportedly to scrap 'wet foot, dry foot' policy for Cuban refugees

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is ending the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas. That's according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately. The official said the U.S. and Cuba have spent several months negotiating the change 51

December 18, 2016 1:46 PM 3 groups of Cubans totaling 51 migrants land in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. – Three groups of Cuban migrants totaling 51 people have landed in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the groups landed Sunday between 5:30 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. The first group of 11 migrants landed in the upper Keys in Tavernier. The second group of 22 migrants landed just north of Key West. The final group of 18 landed 30

December 5, 2016 1:40 PM Fidel Castro, Former Cuban Dictator, Laid to Rest

As late leader’s remains traversed the island, Cubans spoke about their discontent HAVANA, Cuba—Fidel Castro, the idealistic revolutionary turned communist dictator who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century, was buried Sunday in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where he and a band of rebels touched off a revolution that reverberated across the world 29

December 4, 2016 2:46 PM Fidel Castro laid to rest in Cuba, ending nine days of mourning

SANTIAGO, Cuba Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with a combination of tears, Castro-like defiance and choruses of "I am Fidel!" A private ceremony was held at Santiago's Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, state media reported. Castro's cremated remains were due to be placed 47

December 4, 2016 11:24 AM Fidel Castro Funeral: Ex-Leader Will Be Laid to Rest Next to Cuban Hero Marti

Fidel Castro will be laid to rest Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death. Castro and his leftist revolutionaries claimed Marti's mantle upon overthrowing a U.S.-backed regime in 1959 and later married Marti's ideals to their brand of Soviet communism 44

December 4, 2016 11:05 AM Cuba carries Fidel Castro to final resting place

SANTIAGO DE CUBA — Fidel Castro will be interred Sunday morning here in Cuba’s second-largest city, alongside the tombs of Cuba’s most exalted national heroes. A military caravan carrying his ashes in a small, flag-draped cedar casket arrived in the city Saturday after a four-day journey across the island, where Cubans lined the highway waving flags 44