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Cablegate: 2 November Repatriation of Cubans At

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUB #0670/01 3101819
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061819Z NOV 09
FM USINT HAVANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4898
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL//J5/POLAD/USCG-LNO// PRIORITY
RUCOGCA/COMNAVBASE GUANTANAMO BAY CU PRIORITY
RUCTFOA/COMCOGARDGRU KEY WEST FL//OPS// PRIORITY
RUCOWCV/CCGDSEVEN MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RHEFHLC/DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HAVANA 000670

DEPT FOR WHA/CCA, INL/HSTC, CA/FPP, PRM/A

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SMIG PREF PREL KCRM CU
SUBJECT: 2 NOVEMBER REPATRIATION OF CUBANS AT
CABANAS

1. USINT officer transferred 17 Cubans from the
U.S.Coast Guard cutter Kodiak Island to Cuban
Authorities on November 2 without incident.

2. The cutter docked in the Cuban port of Cabanas
at approximately 10:00 am local time to transfer
the migrants. USINT officer briefed the returnees
and provided standard information packets on legal
immigration methods. Officer advised the returnees
that USINT officers would attempt to contact them
in the next several months to assess their well
being, including visiting some Havana-based
returnees in their homes. Returnees were also
advised that they could meet with a U.S. official
at the Refugee Annex Fridays 10 am to discuss
specific claims of harm, including retaliatory
acts such as being unjustly dismissed from
one's job, being frequently detained by police,
or being the target of public acts of repudiation.

3. No returnees protested the repatriation to
USINT or USCG personnel. The cutter departed
without incident. The returnees were met by
Ministry of Foreign Relations (MINREX) and
Ministry of Interior (MININT) officials for
transport to a Cuban Processing Center.

4. The returnees report they were all traveling
together on the same vessel when found. Nine
were from Holguin. One reported that he and
another returnee were traveling together and
their final destination was Canada.

5. The following 17 Cuban returnees were
repatriated. Corrections and/or additions are
in parentheses:

A. Pedro Francisco Morales-Arias
(Ciudad Habana)

B. Iliana Cordovez-Escult (Cordovez
Escult/not Uvbo Ve Esul; Ciudad Habana)

C. Yudelsi Vega-Hernandez

D. Redy Alexander del Monte-Ramirez (Correct
address: Edif. 30, Apto. 9, Rpto. Pedro
Diaz Coello, Holguin)

E. Yorsy Torres-Nunez (Guira de Melena,
La Habana)

F. Eduardo Tamayo-Leyva (Eduardo/not
Edwardo; Leyva/not Leiba)

G. Nairobys Mendoza-Martinez (Nairobys/not
Mauroloys)

H. Sandro Ramon Abreu-Paz (Banes/not Banaes)

I. Tereza Aguilas-Soler

J. Alexander Mendez-Cruz (Correct address:
Calle 1A # 60 e/ Russbel y Almacigo, Rpto
Mariana Grajales, Banes, Holguin)

K. Yosvanis Calzadilla-Ibarra

L. Ivan Medrano-Barrios

M. Norges Rafael Ortiz-Vargas (Norges/not
Norgel; San Miguel del Padron, Ciudad Habana)

N. Alexis Campos-Aguilera (Rpto Nuevo
Llano/not Nueva Hano)

O. Alejandro Alex Alarcon-Santi Esteban

P. Armando Leovidio Canales-Ayala

Q. Noriel Mola-Marquez (Correct address:
4ta # 18718 e/ A y B, Vista Hermosa,
San Miguel del Padron, Ciudad Habana)


6. Repatriated Cubans during this month: 17

Barclay

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