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Old 06-30-2017   #16 (permalink)
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Cubans outnumber all other nationalities combined when it comes to legal permanent residency in the Yucatan, with a particularly large concentration in Merida (which is very visible).

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My daughter just told me that a friend that lives in Playa had family coming from Venezuela today and the entire plane was told that they were going to be deported back to Venezuela in 30 minutes. They had all the required paperwork including a return ticket in two weeks. If anyone has family or friends coming from Venezuela it is wise to check this out. One of the people waiting for family to arrive in Cancun called his immigration lawyer and was told the lawyer wasn't aware of that, but there was nothing he could do to help.
Does anyone have a link to a news article on this? I can´t find any notice of it at all and this seems like the kind of story the media here would eat up.
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Cubans outnumber all other nationalities combined when it comes to legal permanent residency in the Yucatan, with a particularly large concentration in Merida (which is very visible).

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The first article talks about Cuban imigration starting in 1959. There were earlier waves of Cuban immigration, during the Wars for Cuban Independence, the earliest of which started in 1868. The last one ended in 1898.
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I haven't seen a news article

I have searched online and cannot find any articles with regard to the plane being sent back to Venezuela. My daughter was upset for her friend and as this was happening, she sent me a text stating the entire plane that his family were on was being sent back to Venezuela in 30 minutes. The family wasn't coming to Mexico to become refugees - they were coming for a two week vacation.

Maybe someone in the Playa immigration office has information if this is a new policy.
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The story is very suspect. First of all, how do you deport an entire plane? Obviously, there were Mexican citizens aboard. 30 minutes would not even be enough time to refuel, let alone determine the nationalities of all those aboard. I smell fish.
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It´s hard, but not impossible, to believe this could happen to a family who had their immigration documents in order. It´s almost impossible to believe it could happen to a an entire plane load of people. But I guess anything can happen in Mexico.

And I don´t think I have ever been on an international flight where all of the passengers were from the country from which the flight originated. Too many connections for things to work out that way.

BTW: I was surfing farewatcher.com last night, and I noticed flights to Caracas can be had for a song. Less than $300 r/t.
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BTW: I was surfing farewatcher.com last night, and I noticed flights to Caracas can be had for a song. Less than $300 r/t.
Thanks for the heads-up

My next international trip will be back to Europe. Nice non-stop flights from Cancun to Manchester and to Frankfurt.
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The story is very suspect. First of all, how do you deport an entire plane? Obviously, there were Mexican citizens aboard. 30 minutes would not even be enough time to refuel, let alone determine the nationalities of all those aboard. I smell fish.
a.k.a. FAKE NEWS ?
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I am sure it is.

He cited a source, but I was not taking notes. And, I am talking about Yucatan state, not Quintana Roo or Campeche.
You used tell me all the time that is called anecdotal evidence and therefore faulty.
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You used tell me all the time that is called anecdotal evidence and therefore faulty.
It has limitations, depending on the source. This source was a man who had a career with the State Department working in the Caribbean basin and South America. He was knowledgeable and, in my view, a good source of reliable information.

At a later date, at his home, we discussed his time in Brasil - during my time there, talking about the overthrow of the elected government by the military and the installation of General Humberto Castelo Branco as President.

I am comfortable with what he told us and it seems to have been confirmed by data on the nationality of permanent resident immigrants in the Yucatan. Of course, there are snowbirds who come down on 180 day permits who are not included in that count.
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That's too bad. Mexico has never been too welcoming of those from the South of them, no matter the circumstances.
Cuba is north of southern Mexico.
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Cuba is north of southern Mexico.
He wasn't talking about Cubans.
He was talking about the Venezuelans that were allegedly deported.
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Thanks for the heads-up

My next international trip will be back to Europe. Nice non-stop flights from Cancun to Manchester and to Frankfurt.

If you want to fly Condor or Thomas Cook economy, ughh. Too old for that suffering. Biz class to Europe only for us.

But each unto his own.
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If you want to fly Condor or Thomas Cook economy, ughh. Too old for that suffering. Biz class to Europe only for us.

But each unto his own.
I can do Premium Economy there and biz class back.
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I can do Premium Economy there and biz class back.
Smart man, that is better.

I try to stick with Lufthansa if possible, A380 bird of choice. Last year to Naples was just under 5K for 2 PP. Outbound was CUN> YYZ>FRA> (747-400 upper deck)> NAP. But YYZ>FRA is too short for overnight, I would rather have 10 hrs + than 7.5 on a long haul. Return was NAP>FRA> IAH (A380) >CUN. That is a delightful flight with a wonderful staff, service and food.

This year, fall, Luft is super pricey, searching daily I got $4800.00 for 2PP CUN>IAH>MUC>TXL and return TXL>LHR>IAH>CUN. All United, 777/767 birds long haul. I know everyone hates United, but honestly we fly them 4x /year and have nothing but positive experiences. Good karma I guess.

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