Costa Rica: Visas for Cubans on way to U.S. could be revoked

The government of Costa Rica on Tuesday warned the thousands of Cuban migrants stranded there that they must fill the flights established to Mexico and El Salvador so they can be on their way to the United States, otherwise the transit visas they have been issued will be revoked.

That was the message from President Luis Guillermo Solís and Foreign Minister Manuel González, who were irritated by a note in the Diario Extra, in which the owner of a travel agency said he could have offered the trips at a much lower cost.

President Solís said the publication could convince Cuban migrants not to take the flights arranged by the International Organization for Migration, or IOM, which would destroy the whole operation designed to help them get where they are going.

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