HAVANA, Jan 22nd. A group of 38 Haitian emigrants landed here today on the coast of the municipality of Caibarién, 50 kilometers from this city in central Cuba.
The emigrants, including three children and five women, arrived this Sunday at Cayo Santa María along the coastal edge of the Los Farallones hotel, belonging to the hotel network of the tourist complex of the northern keys in the Cuban province of Villa Clara.
The prevailing bad weather made it impossible for the boat in which they were heading toward United States territory to navigate. The health authorities of the territory immediately proceeded to provide them with medical care and humanitarian aid, as established by international standards.
Milaxy Yanet Sánchez, vice-governor of Villa Clara, Odelvis Luis Vásquez, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Caibarién and Dr. Juan José Pulido, provincial director of Public Health, among other leaders of the territory, arrived at the place of arrival.
Iván Medina Bravo, head of operations of the Red Cross in Villa Clara, told the press that, after compliance with the protocols established in these cases, the group of Haitian emigrants was transferred to the Willian Darias semi-boarding school, in Santa Clara, where they receive the necessary attention, in correspondence with the humanist and solidarity vocation of Cuba.
He highlighted that the Cuban authorities remain in contact with the Haitian Government, to ensure the safe and voluntary return of these people to their country, by international commitments on migration, of which Cuba is a party.
At the end of May 2022, there was an arrival of 842 Haitian migrants along the coasts of this municipality, a situation that was repeated a few days later, in June, when another 178 people arrived, who were immediately assisted by the authorities of the territory.