Costa Rica Returns 56 Cuban Migrants To Panama / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 24 August 2016 — The Government of Costa Rica returned
a group of 56 Cuban migrants to Panama, according to a report in the
local press on Tuesday. The Cubans, including an eight-year-old boy and
a woman eight months pregnant were taken to the capital where the
Catholic charity Caritas will care for them until the government decides
Sietnel Candañedo, a member of Pastoral Caritas of Chiriqui, explained
to the newspaper La Prensa that the migrants have no money, nor any
place to stay and that they need “urgent” help with personal hygiene
items, canned food, water, drinks, disposable cutlery and milk for children.
The Cubans allegedly entered Panama through Colombian’s Darien jungle.
In the the last three weeks several migrants have traveled from Panama
City to Chiriqui hoping to cross the border to continue their journey to
the United States.
Source: Costa Rica Returns 56 Cuban Migrants To Panama / 14ymedio –
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