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Cuba’s exodus crisis is worsening

Regional 20 Sep, 2022 1 Comments Follow News

Cubans are fed up with poor living conditions

Cuba’s latest migration crisis is not letting up as thousands attempt to leave the island for a better life. 
United States Customs and Border Protection reported that in the last 11 months, nearly 180,000 Cubans crossed the US-Mexico border, and another 8,000 tried to make it to the US by sea. 
In addition, the US Coast Guard reports that it intercepted 5,421 Cuban rafters trying to cross the Florida Straits since October 2021, and about 3,000 made it to US shores, numbers that exceed the total number of rafters detained in the last five years. The current Cuban exodus is unprecedented and far surpasses previous mass emigrations like the 1980 Mariel boatlift (125,000 people) and the 1994 Cuban rafter crisis (35,000 people).
Cuban sociologists and economists all agree that the haemorrhaging will not be stanched anytime soon and may even worsen due to deteriorating living conditions and economic hardship in Cuba. They believe that the current crisis will take years of investment, financial aid and radical reforms for the country to recover, measures that the Cuban government may be reluctant to take.


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Chuck

25 Sep, 2022

In the US, we have an impossible situation here east and west. Hundreds of Haitians
die at sea attempting to reach south Florida, few are here pending review
for asylum, the Mexican border is so bad that thousands enter our country weekly,
there was talk about rendering aid to central american countries, it was nothing
more than lip service as we try to get are economic act together right here at home.
Regarding Cuba, they won't get a dime from us, whoever gives them tens of
millions will want to own that place.