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Cuban Refugees in Darien


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Chatted last week with our friend who lives in Panama City. He told us about an indigenous community located in the Darien Province where 1000+ Cuban refugees have moved into this village, more than doubling the head count of the indigenous people. Cubans are sleeping in the streets and other open areas, involved in fighting, and there is a shortage of food and all other facilities.

Apparently these Cuban refugees leave their homeland, travel thru Colombia and Panama with hopes of getting to the US. Wonder why the Cubans don't go straight to Mexico then to US.

Panama may be a small country, but there are a lot of things happening here.

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Cubans were given visas without any requirements to ECUADOR.   Remember that the actual president of Ecuador belongs to the same club of LEFTIST PRESIDENTS like Maduro, Evo Morales, Kirchsner, Ortega and of course the Castro's.   Cubans get from their families in the US enough funds to fly to Ecuador and to do the journey up north to the US.   

When in Ecuador they cross the border with Colombia and continue walking through the jungle between Colombia and Panama.   It is a tough journey but there are thousands of them that did it.   They prefer doing this way than venturing in the ocean with a raft.

 

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These poor people. Sounds like a difficult journey via jungle or ocean. I remember reading stories of too many people in a single boat or raft and then the vessel over turns and drownings happen. Refugees were sometimes robbed. Money was collected for passage but no boat appeared. A bad situation.

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3 hours ago, Marcelyn said:

These poor people. Sounds like a difficult journey via jungle or ocean. I remember reading stories of too many people in a single boat or raft and then the vessel over turns and drownings happen. Refugees were sometimes robbed. Money was collected for passage but no boat appeared. A bad situation.

The cubans in Darien told panamanians journalist that in Colombia the colombian police and some members of the army took money from them just as a "transit tax".  That is illegal but cubans didnt have any choice than pay them.

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