PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • Gallardo: He certainly was the stupidest of them all until the one from Uruguay made his appearance, now I don’t know.

  • Griffin: Call me suspicious, but I have to think Venezuela got an assist from their new best friend, Vladimir Putin. The Russians call up...

  • Gallardo: And just like Benghazi (including the blaming of a stupid YouTube video), the IRS’s targeting of Obama’s opponents,...

  • asombra: It’s painful to see this kind of ambivalence, not to say equivocation, from a Cuban this late in the game. Not a good sign.

  • asombra: If the Netherlands was prepared to disgrace itself with a royal visit to Maduro, it was hardly likely to play hardball here.

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

No happy ending for Cubans detained in the Bahamas

The Bahamian government's response to Human Rights scandal proves that at least when it comes to Cuban refugees; they care only about protecting their image, and tourist dollars. Sending the Cuban refugees detained there back to Cuba, ignoring the 54 years of documented Human Rights against the Cuban people by the Castro regime, is not only an additional gross violation of the refugees rights, but aligns the Bahamas with Cuba, a rogue State Sponsor of Terrorism. Disgraceful.

From the Miami Herald, Bahamas Repatriates 24 Cubans.

Those repatriated Friday included eight involved in filming a cell-phone video showing an alleged guard at the Immigration Detention Center in Nassau kicking several detainees on the ground, he added. Panama had offered asylum to them and 11 others allegedly beaten.

Bahamas authorities claimed in July that the video was a fake. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Friday that U.S. State Department officials had told her that Nassau has now confirmed its veracity and removed the guilty guards.

“It is shameful that the Bahamian government would not even consider the humanitarian asylum offer made by the government of Panama,” added the Cuban-American Republican from Miami.

In much tougher language, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart branded the repatriation despite Panama’s offer of asylum as an “unconscionable” and “outrageous” act and an “utter disgrace and blight” on the Bahamas’ human rights record.

“I, and many in my community, will never forget the heartless betrayal of these freedom-seeking refugees,” he added. Nassau will have to “assume the responsibility for the abuses that they (the 24) will inevitably suffer.”

1 comment to No happy ending for Cubans detained in the Bahamas