Two more priests arrested. Church complaint
Lottery for Cuban, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan and Haitian immigrants
Faced with the largest immigration and humanitarian crisis on the American continent, the White House has chosen the lottery. Venezuelans, as well as Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans, will be able to enter a lottery system that, in principle, allows them to apply for a visa to enter, reside, and work in the United States, as long as they find someone for the first time. To take care of their arrival and initial maintenance.
According to official data, the US has already received 1.5 million applications in six months but the cap is 30,000 visas per month even though the Department of Homeland Security receives nearly 12,000 applications per day from Americans seeking sponsorship for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans and Haitians. So far 100,000 legal immigrants have arrived in the United States through this system, while 380,000 applications are in standby from Cubans, 120,000 from Venezuelans and more than 20,000 from Nicaraguans.
The lottery decision mimics the popular permanent visa lottery system, which awards 50,000 passes annually to citizens of countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The Border Patrol arrested an average of 4,400 migrants per day this month.
Cuban Interior Minister in Moscow meets Putin for a “security” meeting with Venezuela.
Major General Lázaro Alberto Alvarez Casas in Russia to participate in the XI International Conference of Senior Representatives for Security Affairs with the Secretary General of the Venezuelan National Defense Council, Jose Ornelas Ferreira. The general Nikolai PatrushevFormer director of the FSB and current secretary of the Russian Security Council, he held bilateral meetings in Moscow with both of them. With the Secretary General of the Venezuelan National Defense Council “were agreed on specific activities within the framework of cooperation between the Russian security forces and Venezuela” while “in the meeting with the Minister of the Interior of Cuba, Alberto Alvarez Casas, the regional stability Moscow declared.
This is the second time in less than three months that a meeting between Alvarez Casas and Nikolai Patrushev has been announced. Last March, the senior Russian official traveled to Havana at the head of a delegation of intelligence officials and also met with Raul Castro and President Diaz-Canel. The consultations included a discussion of joint efforts between the two countries to confront potential “color revolutions” and “subversive activities” carried out by non-governmental organizations, according to the statement published by the Russian Security Council. Yesterday, the Communist Party of Cuba reconverted its nucleus into “combat units”. The Central Committee approved the draft code of ethics of revolutionary cadres with the reinforced theses of the Castro brothers and Che Guevara.
The goal is to turn cores into “combat units” that apply the “guiding principles of Cuba’s economic and social policy” in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis on the island.
Nicaragua: Two more priests are arrested for denouncing the local Catholic Church
Those arrested are Father Rev. Eugenio Rodríguez Benavides, parish priest of the Church of Divina Providencia in Jalapa, in the province of Nueva Segovia, and Father Leonardo Guevara, parish priest of the Esteli Cathedral.
Paolo Manzo, May 24, 2022
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