Guatemala To Host Regional Meeting on Cuban Migrants

Guatemala will host a regional meeting on Jan. 20 to discuss the issue of the Cuban migrants in Costa Rica and assess the results of the transfer of the first batch of these people to the United States, reported a Foreign Ministry source.

The meeting, a follow up of that held in December that led to a pilot plan to define the situaton of the Cuban migrants in Costa Rican soil, is expected to be attended by heads of Immigration of the countries involved in that strategy.

The purpose of the meeting is to assess the process of transfer of the Cubans, started on Jan.12-13 by air from Costa Rica to El Salvador and then by land from Guatemala to Mexico.

Participants will polish details and define the dates of upcoming transfers, always according to financial possibilities of those based in the 38 camps set up since November 15 by the Costa Rican Government of Luis Guillermo Solis near the border with Nicaragua.

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