Havana-Miami-Washington events and arguments and their impact on Cuba
Friday, December 14, 2007
In Spain, AFP reports that police announced the breakup of a Cuban alien smuggling ring, with 46 arrests – 26 in Spain, 16 in Germany, four in Austria.Police allege that the ring paid for letters of invitation, ad the majority of those brought out of Cuba were eventually sent to the United States via Mexico.
In West Palm Beach, there’s a federal indictment of two Miami men in connection with an alien smuggling incident last November that left one person dead; El Nuevo Herald’s report says the men could face the death penalty.
In the CzechRepublic, Cuban asylees are slowly disappearing from the housing provided for them, according to this English-language report from Prague.The Cubans “might have viewed the CzechRepublic as a transit country,” the reporter notes.