Panama to Transfer Stranded Cuban Migrants to Shelter on Costa Rican Border

According to the Panama government, moving Cuban immigrants ensures that they will live under “better conditions.” (Ministerio de Seguridad de Panamá)
Q24N – After Panama President Juan Carlos Varela threatened to close a shelter assisting Cuban immigrants, his administration announced it will be instead transferring them to a center on the Costa Rican border.
According to the Panamanian Ministry of Security (Minseg), the more than 300 Cubans who are in Pastoral Caritas will be transferred to a shelter in the province of Chiriquí.
Related: Costa Rica Looking To Reactivate Deportation of Cubans
On Monday April 10, President Carlos Varela said his administration is looking for “alternatives” for immigrants so they can remain in the country in “decent shelters.”
The decision to move them was made following a meeting between the president and leaders of the

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