There’s a Big Increase of Cubans Heading Through Mexico to the US

My first investigative piece on Vice News on the surge in Cuban immigrants passing through Mexico. Reported in Tapachula, Chiapas and Ixtepec, Oaxaca.

“One recent evening 200 Cubans milled about the grounds of an immigration detention center in the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, smoking cigarettes and checking cell phone messages. They waited all day before agents started calling out names.

Mike Hernández Aroche, 28, of Cienfuegos, Cuba, was one of the first. Beaming he showed off the piece of paper he received through the grate of the fence.

‘I’ll be in Florida by Friday!’ he shouted.”

Read the full article here.

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