Cuban migrants to fly out of Costa Rica next week

Cubans rest at a Methodist church sheltering 35 Cuban refugees in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on December 29, 2015San José (AFP) – A first group of 180 Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica is to fly out of the country next Tuesday to continue their journey through Central America and Mexico to new lives in the US, officials said. If the trip is deemed a success, most if not all the 7,800 Cubans stuck in Costa Rica will be following, under an agreement struck last week between several Central American nations. Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez told a news conference on Wednesday that “the beginning of the pilot plan will take place on January 12 with a second flight planned for a week later.

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