Cuban migratints stranded in Costa Rica making do while politicians resolve the situation
QCOSTARICA – The journey of the almost 4,000 Cuban migrants in Costa Rica and some 1,200 now in Panama became more complicated yesterday, with the announcement by Guatemala that it would not allow them entry to its territory to facilitate their passage to the United States.
The Guatemala decision was announced Thursday afternoon by Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister, Manuel Gonzalez, who had been making plans to move the Cuban migrants to Guatemala by air, because of Nicaragua’s refusal to allow them passage through their country.
Gonzalez said the Guatemala decision stems from Mexico not giving the Guatemalans any guarantee that the migrant could cross into Mexican territory and the concern for the costs involved. “Although