Angry Cubans protest Ecuador visa restrictions, demand passage or money back371 views
Police watched on as about 500 people yesterday demanded they be refunded the money they had forked out for the air tickets.
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.