Tag Archives: immigration

Hundreds of Cubans turn up for rumor of mass exodus – Nation – MiamiHerald.com

It was only a rumor. But several hundred people turned up at a remote Cuban port on the last days of 2013, some carrying inner tubes, hoping to reach the ship said to be waiting offshore for anyone who wanted to escape the island. “Police, state security and border guards sealed off the town, and […]

Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants as EU leaders promise action – CNN.com

Italian coast guards rescued nearly 700 people in five separate operations overnight around the island of Lampedusa, they said Friday. News of the rescue operations came as European Union leaders were meeting in Brussels, Belgium, for a summit at which the issue of migration was high on the agenda. The deaths of more than 300 […]

Italy saves 300 migrants off Sicily including new-born – BBC News

More than 300 migrants – most of them believed to be Syrians – have been rescued from two overcrowded boats off Sicily, Italian officials say. A four-day-old girl born at sea was among the migrants, a coastguard commander said in the port of Syracuse. The baby and her mother are in good health, the commander […]

Three migrants drown on perilous trek to Italy in rubber dinghy | GlobalPost

Three female migrants died during a treacherous voyage to Europe in a rubber dinghy and 174 others were rescued as they made their way to the Italian island of Lampedusa, media reported Sunday. A group of 90 Somali immigrants was intercepted while drifting in a dinghy in the Canal of Sicily and was rescued by […]

US Coast Guard turns back 160 Haitians – News – Go-Jamaica

12 Jan 2013 – The United States Coast Guard has announced that it repatriated some 160 Haitians who were intercepted at sea last week.  The US Coast Guard says the Haitians were returned to their country on Thursday, less than a week after they were pulled from the water off the coast of The Bahamas […]

Spanish authorities rescue 41 migrants in Strait of Gibraltar | Fox News Latino

07 Dec 2012 – Spain’s Maritime Rescue and Red Cross saved 41 immigrants Friday who were sailing on six inflatable toy rafts in the Strait of Gibraltar. The first small craft to be intercepted was carrying seven sub-Saharan immigrants and the second had four, all adult males, Red Cross officials said. Spanish authorities rescue 41 […]