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Cablegate: 14 November Repatriation of Cubans at Cabanas

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUB #0709 3311717
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 271717Z NOV 09
FM USINT HAVANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4947
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/HQ DHS WASHDC

UNCLAS HAVANA 000709

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

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SMIG PREF PREL KCRM CU
SUBJECT: 14 NOVEMBER REPATRIATION OF CUBANS AT CABANAS

1. USINT officer transferred 12 Cubans from the
U.S.Coast Guard cutter Knight Island to Cuban
authorities on November 14 without incident.

2. The cutter docked in the Cuban port of Cabanas
at approximately 10:00 am local time to transfer
the migrant. 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 following 12 Cuban returnees were
repatriated. Corrections and/or additions are
in parentheses:

A. Raudel Lazaro Gil-Martin
(e/ 40A y 42/not Hoa y 42)

B. Yusimi Sanchez-Torres (Yusimi/not
Yusumi)

C. Danis Irigoyen-Valdes (Valdes/not
Valdez: Correct address: Calle 59 # 1435
e/ 16 y 14, Ciudad Habana)

D. Eligio Frank Montalvo-Zaldivar
(Frank/not Franc; Montalvo/not Montalbo;
Zaldivar/not Saldivar; Cotorro)

E. Yurisdel Irigoyen-Valdes (Valdes/not
Valdez; Cotorro, Ciudad Habana)

F. Alberto Vazquez-Fernandez
(Vazquez/not Vasquez)

G. Rafael Rodriguez-Vega

H. Jose Lazaro Gonzalez-Rodriguez
(Cotorro)

I. Edward Moncada-Guerra

J. Luis Manuel Rodriguez-Flores

K. Rafael Julio Ruiz-Rodriguez
(Cotorro, Ciudad Habana)

L. Eduardo Corria-Vinitan

5. Repatriated Cubans during this month: 29

6. Repatriated Cubans FY-2010: 44

Farrar

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