In spite of ‘reforms,’ Cubans continue to flee the Castro dictatorship
We can spend all day explaining the farce that is the so-called reforms of Cuba's repressive dictatorship. However, Cubans on the island -- the ones who are supposedly benefiting from those reforms -- do a much better job of exposing the Castro ruse through their continued attempts to escape tyranny.
Two groups of Cuban balseros arrive in Honduras and Cayman Islands
More than 50 Cuban boatpeople were reported to have landed in Honduras and the Cayman Islands earlier this week in another possible sign that increasing number of Cubans are leaving the island.
Honduran authorities detained 32 Cubans on Tuesday aboard a makeshift boat spotted near the island of Roatan, off the Central American country’s Caribbean coast, according to the Honduran internet publication Proceso Digital.
The four women and 28 men ranged in age from 23 to 40, the publication added. Two were suffering from dehydration after 10 days at sea.
Francisco Román Rosales was quoted as saying that the group left the island June 16 in search of better jobs. “I am a shoemaker and I earned about $12 a month. We came because of economic conditions,” he declared.
“From Honduras we will move on to another place,” another Cuban identified in news reports as Everseas Rodriguez told HRN Radio in Honduras. The vast majority of Cuban migrants who reach Honduras continue by land to the United States.
Another 30 Cuban boatpeople landed June 13 on Guanaja Island east of Roatan.
Cuban boatpeople who wind up in Honduras and the Cayman Islands usually launch from the southeastern end of the communist-ruled island, in hopes that the prevailing winds and currents carry them westward.
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