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More than 30 flights repatriate Cuban irregular migrants from Mexico

Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of a new group of 74 Cuban irregular migrants from Mexico on Thursday has increased to 31 the number of these kinds of air operations in compliance with bilateral migratory agreements.

Including this operation, the number of citizens repatriated to Cuba in 2022 by the Mexican authorities has increased to 1,569, according to figures provided by official sources.

The largest number of repatriated Cubans has come from the United States, whose coast guard has carried out 64 maritime operations to return 3,227 people who made the journey by sea.

One of the irregular migrants told Prensa Latina that he began his journey early this month, when he left Cuba legally for Nicaragua and transited through other Central American countries until he was detained near the border between Mexico and the United States.

He pointed out that in 2014, his family presented the documents for family reunification on US soil, but they never received a response and feel disconsolate.

Washington’s consular services in Havana were suspended during the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021) under political pretexts, and although their reestablishment was one of the campaign promises of Democratic President Joe Biden, this has happened slowly and biased.

Cuba has repeatedly expressed at various forums its commitment to regular, safe and orderly migration, for which it has signed bilateral agreements with nations of destination or transit.


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