Cubans living in Miami protested outside the Consulate of Nicaragua
Cubans living in Miami yesterday gathered in front of the Consulate of Nicaragua in that city, to demand that the Central American country allows the entry of more than 2,000 Cubans seeking to reach the United States.
Cuban migrants reached the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica on Sunday. Right at kilometer 140 of the Panamericana highway, while trying to jump the walls of the Peñas Blancas, Nicaraguan police blocked them using rubber bullets and tear gas, despite pregnant women and children in the group. In the place they were also three military trucks and two buses of riot police.
Meanwhile, the Costa Rican National Migration Council decided to give Cubans a special transit visa, valid for seven days. Also they have enabled shelters, with the help of the Red Cross, churches and civil society organizations.