Published On: Sat, Nov 28th, 2015

Angry Cubans protest Ecuador visa restrictions, demand passage or money back

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Police watched on as about 500 people yesterday demanded they be refunded the money they had forked out for the air tickets.

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Angry Cubans

Rafael Correa’s government justified the new visa measure as an attempt to discourage the illegal migration of Cubans who use Ecuador as a springboard to travel to the United States on a long and dangerous journey.

The Ecuadoran consul in Havana, Soraya Encalada, had little sympathy.

“It is beyond our control whether or not people have been able to reschedule their flight dates,” he said.

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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