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Cablegate: 28 January Repatriation of Cubans At

VZCZCXYZ0015
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUB #0072 0341405
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 031405Z FEB 10 ZDK
FM USINT HAVANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5166
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 000072

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

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SMIG PREF PREL KCRM CU
SUBJECT: 28 JANUARY REPATRIATION OF CUBANS AT
CABANAS

1. USINT officer transferred 16 Cubans from the
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne to Cuban
authorities on January 28 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 following 16 Cuban returnees were
repatriated. Corrections and/or additions are
in parentheses:

A. Alexei Arturo Guzman-Perez

B. Evian Gonzalez-Torres (Santiago de las
Vegas/not Santiago la Vega)

C. Yoel Vega-Rivero

D. Horby Diaz-Pena

E. Dagoberto Martinez-Garcia

F. Norvis Dennis Rodriguez-Almaguer

G. Alexis Garcia-Torres

H. Yusnier Viltre

I. Enrique Manuel Diaz-Gomez

J. Rafael Rodriguez-Vega

K. Yosvanis Azcue-Vega (Azcue/not Ascue;
Rpto Hatuey/not Hatuay)

L. Michael Gonzalez-Verdes (Michael/not
Michayle)

M. Arnaldo Oliveros-Alvarez

N. Caridad Niuris Duran-Martinez

O. Wuille Gomez-Garcia (Alberro/not Alberjo)

P. Yordani Alonso-Fuentes (San Miguel del
Padron/not San Miguel)

5. Repatriated Cubans during this month: 59

6. Repatriated Cubans FY-2010: 103

Farrar

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