[QODLink]
Americas

Cuba migration reaches 20-year high

Official figures show almost 50,000 Cubans migrated permanently in 2012, most of them going to US.

Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 14:26
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Government figures show that almost 50,000 Cubans migrated permanently in 2012, the largest annual figure since 1994.

Most Cubans choose to migrate to the United States where they are granted residency even if they entered the country illegally. 
 
Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Havana.

46

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
More than 400 gaming dens operate on native lands, but critics say social ills and inequality stack the deck.
The Palestinian president is expected to address the UN with a new proposal for the creation of a Palestinian state.
Nearly 1,200 aboriginal females have been killed or disappeared over 30 years with little justice served, critics say.
Ethnic violence has wracked China's restive Xinjiang region, leading to a tight government clampdown.
Malay artists revitalise the art of puppeteering by fusing tradition with modern characters such as Darth Vader.