From our ever-busy Shock Desk:
Hang on to your dentures, Mildred, this one’s a real shocker.
The Castro regime is openly discriminating against African migrants.
This is outrageous! &^%$#@! How can a country with a black majority do this?
I swear, Mildred, this is something for social justice warriors to take up. Why, Mildred, this is worse than what Trump did a few weeks ago!
This is unacceptable. Wind up the outrage machine, please, and crank it up to maximum!
It’s time for protests, marches, rallies, boycotts, letter-writing campaigns, poetry contests, bake sales ….
I’m speechless, Mildred, speechless, I tell you….
It must all be due to Trump, whose mere presence on earth turns everyone into a racist, xenophobe, and misogynist!
Oh, Mildred, let’s make some posters! Let’s yell and scream!
This is all Trump’s fault. He is so evil that he has even infected those saintly Cubans with his hatred!
Over 200 Ghanaians transiting from Cuba to USA stranded
More than 200 Ghanaians and other African migrants transiting from Cuba to the USA are stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border post of Penas Blancas, a statement from the Information Services Department (ISD) has said.
The statement, signed by the acting director the ISD, Elizabeth Essel, said it follows the adaptation of new immigration reforms by Cuban immigration authorities aimed at affecting the entry of African migrants especially Ghanaians and Nigerians from using Cuba as an entry point into the USA, central America and other Caribbean countries.
The statement said the reforms are intended to curtail the surge of African migrants to maintain international and regional standards in human trafficking and migration flows.
“The Ghanaians, however, become stranded with no means of catering for themselves,” the statement said.
“These strict immigration reforms follow interrogations of mostly Ghanaian nationals and some Nigerians, who informed Cuban authorities that the country is being used as a conduit to the USA in particular.”
The ISD issued the statement on the back of security briefing it received from the Interior Ministry.
It said the Cuban immigration officials have unofficially begun refusing entry to and deporting African migrants immediately on arrival in the country in spite of their valid visas.
The statement also asked the public to be wary of a travel and tour company known as “Travel to the united states through Cuba” which operates in Accra and Kumasi where the syndicate advertise through the media, promising to transport people to America only to be stranded in Cuba with more immigration complications.