(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayos’ crew repatriated 22 Cubans to Cuba, Saturday, following three interdictions off the coast of Dania Beach and Key West #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: While on a routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis crew notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders at approximately 9:05 a.m., Monday, of a metal vessel with eight people aboard approximately 1 mile east of Dania Beach. They were brought aboard Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations airplane crew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at 9:20 a.m., Tuesday, of a white foam vessel with five people aboard approximately 55 miles southwest of Marathon. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
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Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants to Cuba

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A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders at 3 p.m., Wednesday, of a man-made sailing raft with nine people aboard approximately nine miles south of Big Pine Key. They were brought aboard the Cutter Isaac Mayo and reported in good health.

“Navigating the Florida Straits in unseaworthy vessels is extremely dangerous,” said Sean Connett, a command duty officer, District 7 Command Center. “The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continue to stop these voyages; you will be interdicted and should you expect to be repatriated to your country of origin.”  

Since Oct, 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 805 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban Migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.19: 2021:

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(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) Court Report: The seventh judge presiding over the Sept. 11, 2001 hearings at the Naval Base is still taking questions about his qualifications since pretrial hearings began on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.11: The pretrial hearings, which resumed Friday, in the case involving 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed are the latest attempt to advance a case that has been bogged down about a decade amid legal challenges.

#AceDailyNews says that the New Guantanamo Bay judge presiding over #9/11 architect’s case faces more questions about qualifications: As Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew McCall has faced some skepticism for only having two years of experience as a judge

NEW JUDGE PRESIDING OVER 9/11 MASTERMIND’S HEARINGS SAYS HE FEELS ‘ZERO PRESSURE’ TO CONCLUDE CASE

Hearings for 9/11 suspects underway
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Hearings for 9/11 suspects underway
Fox News Pentagon correspondent Lucas Tomlinson gives the latest on the 9/11 hearings on ‘Special Report’

Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew McCall has faced some skepticism for only having two years of experience as a judge and answered several questions Wednesday about his familiarity with Islam, with the torture detainees underwent at clandestine CIA prisons before they were sent to Gitmo and with the case in general.

Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew McCall is presiding over the Sept. 11, 2001, case at Guantanamo Bay. (Credit: Office of Military Commissions)

Two defense attorneys, including the attorney representing Mohammed, again questioned McCall’s experience as they did on Wednesday. The other attorney suggested that McCall was “not prepared” to serve as the presiding judge on the case, saying he is “not in a prepared state.”

McCall said he will be taking classes on death penalty law in the coming weeks to prepare himself. McCall Wednesday in the courtroom that the death penalty is a “valid option” for the five accused 9/11 planners and said he “can be impartial” and “pretty open-minded.”

The judge has until Oct. 1 to recuse himself but is unlikely to step down from the position, officials and court experts tell Fox News.

McCall said on Wednesday that he spent five years as a defense attorney and did a tour in Iraq as a prosecutor with Task Force 134 in Baghdad in 2004. He also helped put away nearly 100 suspected terrorists.

9/11 MASTERMIND, 4 OTHER GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEES SEEN SMILING DURING FIRST GROUP COURT APPEARANCE IN 500 DAYS

Mohammed and four other Gitmo detainees appeared in court Tuesday for the first time in 500 days for pretrial headings, after delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan Saturday March 1, 2003 in this photo obtained by the Associated Press. (AP Photo)

On Friday, none of the detainees showed up for trial because Friday is Islam’s sabbath or holy day. Their defense attorneys appeared in court, but female attorneys were not wearing the traditional Islamic garb that their clients demand they wear when in contact with them.

McCall also said Wednesday while taking questions from detainee’s lawyers that he is under “zero pressure to get this case done” and “rush” a trial that has not been scheduled yet as the families of 9/11 victims await a verdict for those involved in planning the attacks that killed their loved ones in 2001.

Mohammed and his four other co-defendants are charged with several crimes, including terrorism, hijacking and 2,976 counts of murder for their alleged roles in planning and providing logistical support to the Sept. 11 plot. 

The quintet has been held at Guantanamo Bay since September 2006 after several years in secret CIA detention facilities following their capture.

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report, as well as The Associated Press.

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(HAVANA) Amnesty International Report: At least one man has died in Cuba and more than 140 have been arrested or reported as missing during rare demonstrations against its Communist government #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.14: Diubis Laurencio Tejeda, 36, died in a suburb of Havana on Monday during a clash between protesters and police.

#AceDailyNews says Cuba Protests: At least one dead after a group allegedly attacked a government facility on Monday as scores missing after rare demonstrations against communist government officials..

A police officer guards the areas surrounding the Capitol in Havana after anti-government unrest
Police were out in force on Tuesday after the unrest across Cuba

Cuba’s interior ministry did not say what the cause of death was but alleged he was part of a group that attacked a government facility: However, witnesses said security forces had attacked the protesters……

‘The Communists have lost control’

State media said Mr Tejeda had been involved in “disturbances” in the La Guinera neighbourhood of Havana on Monday, where a group allegedly attacked a government facility. 

It reported that several others had been injured, including members of the security forces.

In a statement on Tuesday, the interior ministry accused demonstrators of vandalism, setting fires and attacking police and civilians. 

But witnesses have said the security forces attacked peaceful protesters who joined a spontaneous demonstration in the neighbourhood.

Waldo Herrera, who lives in the area, told Reuters news agency officers had drawn their guns and started shooting at the demonstrators. 

“I think the Communists have lost control, they won’t have a solution to this situation,” he said.

‘They took my daughter’ Data journalism site Inventario recorded more than 40 protests on Sunday….

Such unauthorised public gatherings are illegal in Cuba and the security forces took swift action. On Tuesday, the police were out in force on the streets.

Amnesty International: CUBA: Massive protests are a desperate cry to a government that doesn’t listen……

12 July 2021, 14:33 UTC

In response to the state repression of social protests in several areas of Cuba yesterday, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

“In a historic day for Cuba, thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate peacefully in several parts of the country, exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It’s unacceptable that the Cuban government has denied these rights for decades and continues to do so today.”

“During yesterday’s spontaneous demonstrations, which spread across different areas of the country, Amnesty International received with alarm reports of internet blackouts, arbitrary arrests, excessive use of force – including police firing on demonstrators – and reports that there is a long list of missing persons.”

In a historic day for Cuba, thousands of people took to the streets to demonstrate peacefully in several parts of the country, exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It’s unacceptable that the Cuban government has denied these rights for decades and continues to do so today.Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International

“Instead of repressing the population, the Cuban authorities have an obligation to protect their right to demonstrate peacefully. President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s inflammatory rhetoric of ‘war’ and confrontation creates atmosphere of violence against those who demand accountability and the free enjoyment of their human rights.”

“The Díaz-Canel government must address the social demands of its citizens, given the economic crisis, the shortages of food and medicine, the collapse of the health system – which is not responding to the current COVID-19 crisis – and the accumulation of historical demands for respect of the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

What’s behind the protests?The rare anti-government demonstrations began on Sunday, when thousands took to the streets in protest over food and medicine shortages, price hikes and the government’s handling of Covid-19.The unrest began with a demonstration in the city of San Antonio de los Baños, south-west of Havana, but soon spread throughout the country.Thousands took to the streets in protest over the government’s handling of coronavirus and the economyPosts on social media showed people overturning police cars and looting state-owned shops that price their goods in foreign currencies. For many Cubans, these shops are the only way they can buy basic necessities but prices are high.’Economic suffocation’President Miguel Díaz-Canel has called the demonstrators “counter-revolutionaries”. His government blamed the United States, and its economic sanctions, for both the protests and Cuba’s wider problems. US sanctions have restricted trade with Cuba since 1962. They were tightened under former US President Donald Trump, who also imposed sanctions on Venezuela, which is Cuba’s main supplier of oil. Cuba’s foreign minister called it a “policy of economic suffocation to provoke social unrest in the country”.But the White House said that Cubans had suffered “decades of repression”. Speaking on Monday, President Joe Biden said the US “stands firmly with the people of Cuba as they assert their universal rights”.

Addtional Reporting: BBC Latin News

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.14: 2021:

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(FLORIDA) LATEST: Tropical Storm #Elsa Report: It has weakened from the first hurricane of the season, is poised to make landfall on the west coast on Wednesday after passing through Cuba #AceNewsDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – July.07: #Elsa is churning off the western coast of Florida with maximum sustained winds of 65mph as it moves north on a collision course with the Big Bend region, where it is expected to make landfall lateWednesday morning or early in the afternoon.

#AceWeatherDesk says that Tropical #StormElsa poised to make landfall in Florida after the storm battered Cuba on Monday with mudslides and floods according to BBC World and now is due in Florida as people hunker down in preparation with a warning in force for a 200-mile (300km) stretch of the Gulf Coast north of Tampa Bay: Follow updates here

People head out of Steinhatchee in advance of the arrival of storm Elsa on July 6, 2021 in Steinhatchee, Florida
Florida residents have been warned they may have to evacuate coastal areas

Tropical Storm Elsa brings heavy winds and life-threatening storm surge as it nears landfall along Florida’s west coast CNN) — Millions of people are facing life-threatening storm surge, heavy winds, potential isolated tornadoes and heavy rains that could create flooding up and down the coast of Florida as Tropical Storm Elsaapproaches landfall Wednesday morning.

A Tampa resident covers his windows with hurricane shutters in preparation for Hurricane Elsa Tuesday.

A Tampa resident covers his windows with hurricane shutters in preparation for Hurricane Elsa Tuesday.

The storm was about 50 miles southwest of Cedar Key Wednesday morning.

Hurricane warnings were in place from the Chassahowitzka River, just to the south of Homosassa, Florida, to the Steinhatchee River.  The hurricane warnings south of the Chassahowitzka River to Egmont Key, Florida, have been replaced by tropical storm warnings.Bands of heavy rain and strong winds continue to spread inland across southwest and west-central Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.  A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida until 8 a.m., according to a tweet from the National Weather Service’s Tampa Bay office.

While the system weakened to a tropical storm early Wednesday after becoming a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday, hurricane warnings remain in place for more than four million people in Florida. More than 12 million people are under a tropical storm warning across three states.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded his state of emergency declaration Tuesday to include a total of 33 counties as local, state and utility resources continue to prepare for the incoming storm. 

Hurricane Elsa heads toward Florida

The Florida National Guard has activated 60 guardsmen to serve at the State Emergency Operations Center and Logistics Readiness Center, according to a release from the Guard.

Earlier it tore across the Dominican Republic and St Lucia, killing at least three people and damaging hundreds of buildings.

After passing across Florida, Elsa is expected to hit the US states of Georgia and South Carolina.

Commercial flights have been suspended at Tampa International Airport

“Elsa is forecast to make landfall along the north Florida Gulf coast by late Wednesday morning and then move across the south-eastern United States through Thursday,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an update.

At 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT), the storm was about 60 miles west of Tampa and moving slowly north with winds of 70mph (115km/h), the NHC said. Elsa became the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Friday before weakening to a tropical storm. After leaving Cuba, it briefly regained hurricane force over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but was then downgraded again as it approached the Florida coast.

Tampa airport said it had suspended commercial flights until at least 10:00 on Wednesday.

Florida’s Lt Gov Jeanette Nunez warned residents of possible power cuts and urged them to stockpile supplies of food and water. She said emergency shelters were available if needed.

“If you are asked to evacuate, please leave,” she added.

In the town of Surfside, near Miami, authorities brought forward the demolition of a partially collapsed apartment block on Tuesday for fear that Elsa might topple it in an uncontrolled way.

So far, 36 people are known to have died when Champlain Towers South collapsed on 24 June. At least 109 are still missing. Officials say they hope to be able to continue the search-and-rescue operation, despite the storm.

Late last week, Elsa carved a swathe of destruction in the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, at least two people died on Saturday when walls collapsed in high winds.

One person also died on the island of St Lucia, while Barbados reported damage to hundreds of homes.Is global warming making hurricanes stronger?

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.07: 2021:

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(KEY WEST, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo’s crew repatriated two Cuban migrants to Cuba #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.29: We’re always grateful to the boating public for helping us save lives,” said Lt. j.g. James Rimmele, executive officer of Cutter Charles Sexton. “Trying to enter the country in this manner isn’t just illegal, it’s dangerous. Putting yourself out into the dynamic environment of the sea unprepared is never worth the risk.”

Coast Guard repatriates two migrants to Cuba: ‘The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton embarked two Cuban migrants after they were rescued by a good Samaritan motor tanker STI Brixton crew who saw them waving their arms from a raft Thursday approximately 70 miles southwest of Marathon’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 04/26/2021 05:05 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
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PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard repatriates 2 migrants to Cuba

PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard repatriates 2 migrants to Cuba

Since Oct. 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 195 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2017
  • 259 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2020
PHOTOS AVAILABLE: Coast Guard repatriates 2 migrants to Cuba

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Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19. There were no migrants in these cases reported to have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.29: 2021;

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(CUBA) JUST IN: Ruling Communist Party has elected President Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as party first secretary, the most powerful position in the country after six-decades of rule #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: The succession marks the end of six decades of rule by brothers Fidel and Raul Castro, who led Cuba’s 1959 revolution:

Cuba’s Communist Party appoints Miguel Diaz-Canel as leader after decades of Castro rule: Mr Diaz-Canel, 60, who already succeeded Castro as President in 2018, had been widely expected to be nominated first party secretary.

Posted Yesterday at 5:37pm, updated Yesterday at 5:50pm

Castro and Diaz-Canel sitting in an audience together.
Miguel Diaz-Canel (left) was favoured to be Raul Castro’s successor.(AP: Ramon Espinosa, File)

He has emphasised continuity since becoming President and is not expected to move Cuba away from a one-party socialist system.

“Diaz-Canel is not the fruit of improvisation but of the thoughtful selection of a young revolutionary who has all that is required to be promoted to higher positions,” Raul Castro said in a speech opening the congress on Friday.

A 2011 photo of Fidel and Raul Castro
Fidel and Raul Castro ruled Cuba for 60 years combined.(AP: Javier Galeano)

Hundreds of delegates gathered for the party’s most important meeting, that takes place every five years to review policy and elect new leadership, in the capital Havana.

Mr Castro said at the last party congress in 2016 it would be the last presided over by the so-called historic generation of those who fought in the Sierra Maestra to overthrow the US-backed government of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

The new policy setting political bureau will not include Jose Ramon Machado Ventura and Ramiro Valdes, two other famous proponents of that generation.

The party has not yet announced who will replaced Machado Ventura, a communist ideologue, as deputy party leader.

Reuters

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) News & Views Report: US political analyst Bill Kristol has set social media ablaze after he suggested that the U.S annex Cuba, in his post on Twitter #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.24: In his post on Twitter the 68-year-old wrote about why he wants federal district Washington DC to become a state and noted that Puerto Rico and Cuba too should be part of the United States:

‘Are You on Drugs?’: US Political Analyst Causes Twitterstorm After Saying US Should Annex Cuba: ‘A US political analyst Bill Kristol has set social media ablaze after he suggested that the United States annex Cuba

One reason I’m for DC statehood: The growth in size of the republic–and our distinctive manner of growth, admitting states with equal status–has always been a sign of our vigor. 60 years at 50 states is enough. Time for DC, Puerto Rico, Cuba (as soon as it’s free), 1 or 2 more?— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 22, 2021

His remark about annexation of Cuba caused a torrent of comments with users criticising the analyst for what they described as an “idiotic” idea.

Dumber than a box of rocks…— China Joe (@jmlucyc) March 23, 2021

Cuba? Are you on drugs?— Weatherhead78 (@Weatherhead7902) March 23, 2021

​Some thought that the suggestion came from a parody account.

Is this a parody account?— Swanson and Ritner (@Fake_Burn_Acct) March 23, 2021

Is this a really bad joke or is Bill Kristol seriously arguing for the annexation of Cuba??? 

I guess the neocons are taking it to an entirely new level: Empire without any of the pretenses otherwise! pic.twitter.com/HvJEVrHk1b— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) March 22, 2021

​Many users reminded Kristol that Cuba is a sovereign state and said Cubans will never want to join the United States.

In what possible way would Cuba become a US state? It’s a sovereign country.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) March 22, 2021

lmao, Cubans will NEVER want to be part of the usa 100%…— Michael Marchand (@Mikemmarchand) March 23, 2021

​Others criticised the analyst for insisting Cuba is not “free”.

Do you mean the country with higher standards of living than America in many categories in spite of having 1/8th our GDP per capita due to suffering under 50 years of our economy-wrecking sanctions?

Yeah let’s free ’em, Bill. I’m sure they’re pining for us to save them from us.— Believelander Says Trans Rights (@says_rights) March 22, 2021

cuba is already free you yankee ghoul— Bes D. Socialist (@besf0rt) March 22, 2021

​Many netizens, including the conservative ones, contended that annexing Cuba will be the end of US.

My old friend Bill wants Puerto Rico and Cuba admitted to the US as states.

I keep wondering if I’m exaggerating the chasm that’s opened up between his views and mine—between NeoCons and NatCons.

But no. It’s a chasm all right. What Bill thinks is good for America would end it. https://t.co/IZpSscFg6j— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) March 22, 2021

America is already over, but this would do a nice job of speeding it up.— CharlesK (@CSax23) March 23, 2021

​Despite the overall criticism Kristol’s post received 26,000 likes and some users even backed the analyst’s proposal.

Then let’s get it done!— Rogue Karma 🇺🇸 (@KarmicEraser) March 23, 2021

Maybe you could get Mexico too.— Jo Anne (@JoAuntdodo789) March 23, 2021

​This is not the first time that Kristol has said something which has caused astonishment: he was a strong advocate for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and argued for an increase in the number of US troops in the country when the situation began to deteriorate. He supported the 2006 Lebanon War, claiming it was the US “war too”.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican Representative for Georgia's 14th Congressional District, addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, 5 February 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo

© REUTERS / Sarah SilbigerLearn History: US Official Who Thought Guam Wasn’t Part of US Gets Cookies From Local Authorities

The United States won Cuba, Puerto Rico and other territories from Spain after a brief war in 1898. Cuba gained independence from the US in 1902 but the authorities then in power were regarded as client states of Washington. Under Cuba’s first constitution, the United States retained the right to intervene in Cuban affairs to supervise economy and foreign relations. Relations between the two states drastically deteriorated after the Cuban revolution, when Fidel Castro came to power.

Puerto Rico is unincorporated territory of the United States. Since 1917 all residents born on the island have become US citizens. However, Puerto Ricans are not allowed to vote in US presidential elections or elect their own senators and representatives to the US congress. In November 2020 the island held a statehood referendum during which 52 percent of voters voiced to be admitted into the Union as a state. The referendum was non-binding.

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s crew repatriated 17 Cuban migrants to Cuba on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: “ People who attempt to illegally enter the United States by taking to the sea put their lives, and the lives of their accompanying family members at grave risk,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mario Gil, Coast Guard liaison officer, U.S. Embassy Havana. “We strongly discourage these dangerous and deadly voyages in favor of safe and legal ways to enter the United States.”

‘Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba they were interdicted Thursday by the Charles Sexton crew approximately 54 miles south of Key West and brought aboard due to safety of life at sea concerns’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/22/2021 02:43 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
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Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Cuba

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Since Oct. 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 107 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2017 
  • 259 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention: Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of #COVID19. There were no migrants in these cases reported to have any #COVID19 related symptoms:

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.23: 2021:

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated three Cuban migrants to Cuba, Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: “ These migrant ventures are not only illegal, but in many cases very dangerous,” said Lt. Gregory Mitchell, commanding officer of cutter Charles David Jr. “In many cases, including this one, the vessels we interdict are unseaworthy and have little to no safety or communications equipment. We strongly encourage anybody even thinking of taking to the sea to go through the proper, legal channels for immigration.”

Coast Guard repatriates three migrants to Cuba: ‘The three Cuban migrants were interdicted Sunday by the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew approximately 50 miles southeast of the Bahamas and brought aboard due to safety of life at sea concerns’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/17/2021 11:55 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 786-367-7649
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard repatriates 3 migrants to Cuba

Editor’s Note: Click on image to download high-resolution version.

Since Oct. 1, 2020, Coast Guard crews have interdicted 90 Cubans compared to:

  • 5,396 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2016
  • 1,468 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2017 
  • 259 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 313 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2019
  • 49 Cuban migrants in Fiscal Year 2020

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.  There were no migrants in these cases reported to have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

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WASHINGTON: VIDEO: Cuba’s Flag flies over their Embassy signalling end of post-Cold War era of Us-Cuba Relations ‘

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON (AP) July.20: Cuba’s blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country’s embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presided over the flag-raising ceremony hours after full diplomatic relations with the United States were restored at the stroke of midnight, when an agreement to resume normal ties on July 20 took effect. Earlier, without ceremony, the Cuban flag was hung in the lobby of the State Department alongside those of other countries with which the U.S. has diplomatic ties.

U.S. and Cuban diplomats in Washington and Havana had also noted the upgrade in social media posts.

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WASHINGTON WRAP: ‘ NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FROM CAPITOL HILL ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.22 – Well last round-up of Washington news you may have missed before Christmas descends on all of us. This weeks wrap is off course dominated by: SONY HACK and was it or was it not North Korea, China or just some great big publicity stunt as many are starting to say: Well all news is good news even when its bad so here goes for another week:

SONY HACK:

Obama: Sony hacking attack not an act of war by North Korea  President Obama says in an interview broadcast Sunday morning that he did not think the Sony Pictures hack was not an act of war by North Korea.  http://ow.ly/GePS9

McCain: Sony hack ‘a new form of warfare’  “We need to react and react vigorously,” the Republican senator said.  http://ow.ly/Gf13H

Intel chairman slams Obama for slow Sony response  “Saying ‘aloha’ and getting on the plane to Hawaii is not the answer,” Rogers said.  http://ow.ly/Gf0xN

Sony hack a ‘wake-up call’ for US, cybersecurity expert says  “You’ve got to invest in a defensible architecture,” Major General Brett Williams said. http://ow.ly/GfgCP

Will US add North Korea to list of state sponsors of terrorism?  The United States is weighing whether to put North Korea back on its list, Obama said.  http://ow.ly/GeZ8A

Sony lawyer: ‘The Interview’ will be distributed  A top Sony lawyer stressed the movie studio will release the film through some platform. http://ow.ly/Gfakt

Iran watching Obama’s moves, Graham says  Graham said Obama must respond “forcefully” to Sony cyberattack.  http://ow.ly/GfcDl

NYPD SHOOTINGS:

Graham: Dems’ tone ‘incites crazy people’  The senator said the shooter alone is to blame for the deaths of two New York officers. http://ow.ly/GfaZ1

NY Democrat: Unfair to blame mayor, Holder for NYPD shootings  Rep. Gregory Meeks said de Blasio and Holder have been trying “to bring the city together.” http://ow.ly/Gf9X8

NAACP chief: Don’t blame Dems for NYPD shootings  Cornell William Brooks said criticism of New York’s mayor and Eric Holder are unfair. http://ow.ly/Gf8ox

CUBA:

Rubio blasts Obama’s Cuba decision  The Florida Republican denounced the president’s actions on three Sunday shows.  http://ow.ly/GfdOF

Senators split on Obama’s Cuba strategy  Sens. Ron Johnson and Ben Cardin debated Obama’s move to normalize relations.  http://ow.ly/Gf3ZS

GUANTANAMO BAY:

Obama on Gitmo: ‘I’m going to be doing everything I can to close it’  Obama stopped short of declaring that he’d succeed in closing the controversial facility.  http://ow.ly/GeXQt

McCain: Obama acting in a ‘most imperial fashion’  “This is a president who ran on an open and transparent presidency,” the Arizona Republican said.  http://ow.ly/Gf2rM

Racial Tensions:  

Obama ‘impatient’ on racial progress in US  Obama said he recognizes that “most Americans have good intentions.” http://ow.ly/Gf65v

US Election 2016:

Former DNC chief: Rubio is ‘done’ for 2016  “I think Jeb does some very interesting things,” Howard Dean said. http://ow.ly/GffGQ

So that just about wraps it up in Washington for another year. I will produce my thoughts in Washington before New Year ……. So stay tune… ED.

#ANS2014 

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CUBA: ‘ CASTRO SAYS WE ARE READY TO WORK WITH US AGAINST EBOLA ‘

#AceNewsServices – CUBA – October 19 – Cuba is ready to work with the United States in the fight to contain Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said on Saturday.

Cuba said it would send 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help contain the disease, a move that Secretary of State John Kerry praised on Friday.

In an article published in the Communist Party daily Granma on Saturday, Castro said that his country is pleased to be working with the U.S., the Associated Press reports
“With pleasure we will cooperate with U.S. personnel in that task,” Castro wrote in the paper about the communist-led Caribbean island.

Castro added, however, that the cooperation would not be an attempt to seek peace between the two countries, which have long been at odds, but “for the peace of the world.”

He did not go into details on what form the partnership during the Ebola fight would take.

Castro said that work to curtail the disease is “the greatest example of solidarity that a human being can offer.”

The U.S. is sending hundred of soldiers to train healthcare workers and set up clinics.

Source: AP – Contribution The Hill 

#ANS2014

#cuba, #ebola

‘ Cuban Court Sentences 74-Year-Old Canadian CEO to 15-Years in Prison for Bribery in a Travesty of Justice’

#AceNewsServices – CUBA – September 28 – A Cuban court has sentenced 74-year-old Canadian auto-mobile executive Cy Tokmakjian to 15 years in prison for bribery and other economic and corruption-related charges, his company, the Tokmakjian Group, announced on Saturday, describing the case as “absurd” and a “travesty of justice.”

' Sentenced to 15-Years in Prison for Bribery '

‘ Sentenced to 15-Years in Prison for Bribery ‘

His two aides received sentences of 12 and 8 years, the Ontario-based transportation firm said in a statement.

' Prison where is being held prior to sentencing '

‘ Prison where is being held prior to sentencing ‘

The National Post reported in June that prosecutors were are seeking 15 years in prison for a Canadian businessman who was arrested in a high-profile crackdown on corruption, Cuban authorities said Monday.

The trial of Cy Tokmakjian, president of an automotive and transportation company, the Tokmakjian Group, concluded June 12 and a ruling is to be announced “in the coming days,” according to an announcement published by Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media.

The case is being watched closely by the foreign business community in Cuba. President Raul Castro’s government has said there is no place for graft in the country, although foreign executives say gifts or cash payments are often demanded in business dealings conducted with low-paid government officials.

The company’s Cuban offices were raided in 2011 in an anti-graft investigation and round $100 million worth of the company’s assets were seized.

#ANS2014

#canada, #canadian, #cuba

‘ Russia and Cuba Soviet Spy Base to Re-Open Putin Denial Reports Say Different ‘

#AceWorldNewsMOSCOW – July 17 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has refuted reports that Russia and Cuba agreed to resume work at the Soviet-built intelligence facility in Lourdes near Havana, Cuba.“No, it’s not true,” Putin answered a question during his meeting with reporters following the BRICS summit in Brazil.RT  

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“There is nothing to regret, we are capable of solving the challenges in the field of national defence without this component, there is nothing unusual here, we in agreement with our friends closed the work of this centre, we have no plans to resume work,” said Putin.

Reports of resumption of work at the USSR‘s largest electronic intelligence facility was published in Kommersant newspaper on Wednesday.

(VoA July 16 2014 ) Reported that Russia will reopen an intelligence base in Cuba that closed in 2001, according to Russian media reports on Wednesday.

The newspaper Kommersant claims an agreement to resume operations at the Lourdes base, which was once a leading source of Cold War-era electronic surveillance on the United States, was made during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana last week.

Cuban Missile Base

The signals intelligence base located south of Havana opened in 1964 to spy on the U.S. during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only 250 kilometers from the U.S. coast, it had radar capable of intercepting signals from a significant amount of U.S. territory, according to Kommersant.

In 2001, Putin ordered the base closed in a cost-cutting move, after repeated requests from the United States, the Russian paper said, citing sources close to the Kremlin.

The paper also quoted Raul Castro as saying that up to 75 percent of Moscow’s intelligence on the United States came from the base.  

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#russia, #brics, #cold-war, #cuba, #havana, #kommersant, #moscow, #signals-intelligence, #soviet-union, #united-states, #vladimir-putin

` Five Taliban Detainees Exchanged for US Army Sergeant Will Spend a Year in Qatar ‘

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES – June 01 – Five Taliban detainees released in exchange for a US Army sergeant will spend a year in Qatar, AFP reports. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel earlier credited Qatar and its emir with securing the sergeant’s release, who had been held in Taliban captivity for 5 years.

The five detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba had reportedly been officials in the Taliban regime driven out by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and they remained influential, a Taliban source told AFP.

Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar called the prisoner swap a “big victory.”

RT – AFP

#ANS2014

#afghanistan, #chuck-hagel, #cuba, #guantanomo-baygitmo, #qatar, #taliban, #united-states

` Columbian Government and FARC Rebel Group Agree Plan to Deal with Illegal Drugs Trade ‘

#AceWorldNews – COLUMBIA – May 17 – The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have agreed on a plan to deal with the South American country’s illegal drugs trade.

The deal is third in a six-point peace agreement being negotiated between the two sides in Cuba. FARC, which controls large areas of territory in rural Colombia, is believed to fund large amounts of its activity through the illegal drugs trade.

Last year, the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC group agreed to the first two points in the peace plan – land reform and political participation.

The details of Friday’s agreement will need to be discussed further by special commissions.

The peace talks were initiated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Carlos, who is seeking a second mandate in next week’s elections.

The civil war in Columbia has killed around 220,000 people over the past five decades.

#ANS2014

#columbia, #columbian, #cuba, #farc

` Four Cuban Nationals have been Detained in Cuba for Having Planned Attacks on Military Installations ‘

#AceWorldNews – HAVANA – May 07 – Four Miami-based Cuban nationals have been detained in Cuba.

Having planned to carry out attacks on Cuba’s military facilities.

Cuban newspaper Granma reported on Wednesday that the suspects were detained on April 26 by the forces of the Interior Ministry.

Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos and Felix Monzon Alvarez were detained in the midst of their preparations for terrorist activity on the national territory of Cuba, the newspaper said.

The suspects admitted that they “planned to attack military facilities to provoke violence.”

Granma reported that three out of four suspects have visited Cuba several times from mid-2013 to plan the execution of planned terrorist attacks.

The suspects said the plan of the attack were developed by three others in Miami who have close ties with infamous terrorist Posada Carriles.

Granma (ENG) – Pertinent contact with appropriate United States authorities was made, in order to investigate these events and prevent, in a timely fashion, the actions of such individuals and terrorist organizations based in that country, which endanger the lives and security of persons in both nations.

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#cuba, #cuban, #havana, #miami

` French Minister Fabius has Arrived in Havana for the first time for 31 Years for Bi-lateral Relations ‘

#AceWorldNews – HAVANA – April 13 – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has arrived in Havana for a brief visit aimed at strengthening ties with Cuba. “This is the first time in 31 years that the head of French diplomacy is on an official trip to Cuba,” Fabius told reporters.

“France wants to strengthen its ties with all of South America and, in this context, we wanted relations to be strengthened in particular with Cuba.” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez pledged his “willingness to continue to work on common goals” with France, AFP reports.

“Today we note a favourable development — and great potential – in our bilateral relations.”

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#cuba, #french, #havana, #laurent-fabius, #south-america

` United States Secretly Funded the Establishment of `Cuban Twitter ' in 2009 in an Attempt to Undermine Government '

#AceWorldNews – NEW YORK – April 03 – The US government secretly funded the establishment of Cuban Twitter in 2009. The social network designed to undermine the government in Cuba. Associated Press conducted its own investigation into the circumstances of the operation and reported about it.

The project ZunZuneo by Agency for International Development ( USAID) was carried out for three years and has attracted tens of thousands of subscribers.

The main aim was to create a short message service which could circumvent existing in Cuba restrictions on access to the Internet.

The role of the US government carefully concealed. The target audience of Twitter has become mostly young people.

The Project stopped in 2012 because of insufficient funding. USAID officials refused to provide information about who had approved the program or whether the White House was aware of it.

According to (USAID) spokesman Matt Herrick said only the United States Congress was aware of the project and found it consistent with US law.

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#cuba, #cuban, #new-york, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-congress, #united-states-international-development-agencyusiad, #us, #us-law, #usaid, #white-house

` Russia has no Plans to Create a Naval and Military bases abroad but we will strengthen to fight Piracy '

#AceWorldNews – March 29 – Russia has no plans to create naval and military bases abroad like American facilities, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on Saturday News with Sergei Brilyov on Russian television.

Commenting on reports that Russia allegedly planned to open bases on the Seashells, in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Cuba and Argentina, Lavrov said “It is not true at all. We have no plans to create naval and military bases abroad in the meaning you understand the term.”

“The Navy has strengthened significantly in Russia, and I think, after the joining of Crimea to Russia, it will have much more potentialities for development,” he noted. Aside from the Black Sea Fleet, we have the Far Eastern, Northern and other fleets,” he said.

“It is very important for the state to have the navy on the highest level of training, especially when the fleet has not only to cross oceans for training, but carry out specific tasks to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden. Pirates appear in other parts of the world ocean. The fleet makes long trips.”

“We have agreed with some countries for our vessels and naval ships to use their existing infrastructure for calls, service, minor repair, replenishment of food and water reserves and rest of crews,” Lavrov explained. “Construction of bases like American ones is out of the question.

Any agreements like those concluded by Americans to ensure immunity for their servicemen from crimes in the country of their presence are also out of the question,” he noted.

Russian News and Media Services

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