CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

U.S. returns 4 illegal immigrants to Cuba

08-04-2010 13:22 BJT

HAVANA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The United States intercepted a stolen boat carrying four Cuban illegal immigrants and has returned it to Cuba, authorities said Tuesday.

Two Cuban security guards named Manuel Ramirez and Eduardo Puig at the nautical base of Tarara on the outskirts of Havana, together with another two citizens, stole a boat attempting to reach U.S. territory, Ministry of Interior was quoted by the official radio station Radio Reloj as saying.

An ongoing investigation shows the men "used force and caused damage to resources and facilities," according to an official note.

It also said the return of the boat and crew was based on the existing migration agreements between the two countries and the result of information exchange between the Border Guard Troops of Cuba and the Coast Guard of the United States.

Cuba has accused the United States for decades of promoting the illegal immigration due to the "Cuban Adjustment Act", which gives preferential treatment to the Cubans who land on the U.S. shores.

According to a 1995 agreement, Washington promised to repatriate Cuban illegal immigrants it intercepts at sea, while issuing about 20,000 visas for legal immigrants annually.

Cuba has no formal diplomatic tie with the United States, but Cuba's local Border Troops and the U.S. Coast Guard exchange information to fight against drugs and human trafficking.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program