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Emigration offices runs out of forms for exit permits
HAVANA, March 21 (Juan Carlos Linares Balmaseda / [url=http://www.cubanet.org]http://www.cubanet.org)[/url] -
The emigration office in the “10 de Octubre"district in the capital has
run out of forms for those wishing to leave the island legally.
Even though someone has a valid visa to enter a foreign country, he or
she needs an exit permit in order to leave Cuba.
Known colloquially as the “white card,” the exit permit costs 150
dollars, payable through the purchase of stamps at a bank.
The emigration offices open at 8 a.m., by which time there are usually
long lines of people waiting to request exit permits.
Washroom attendance fired after requesting exit permit to emigrate
to the U.S.
SANTA CLARA, Cuba, March 21 (Guillermo Fariñas, Cubanacán Press /
[url=http://www.cubanet.org]http://www.cubanet.org)[/url] - Felix Cárdenas Perez, a retiree working as a bathroom
attendant on Santa Clara’s boulevard, lost his job last week after
applying for a permit to emigrate.
A document signed by Rafael Gavilanes y Ovidio Marrero, director of
community services, said Cárdenas Perez was being fired because he was no
longer “worthy of confidence” since he had applied to leave for the
When Cárdenas Perez requested a copy of the resolution denying him the
exit permit, he was told, “We’re not going to give you any document you
can take to the American embassy.”
Dissident fined for using a home-made stove
RANCHUELO, Cuba, March 21 (Felix Reyes Gutierrez, Cubanacán Press /
[url=http://www.cubanet.org]http://www.cubanet.org)[/url] - An opposition pacifist was fined 500 pesos - about $200
- last week for using a home-made stove.
Luis Enrique Junquera García, a delegate of the dissident Liberal
Democratic Party, told the inspectors he had no other means of preparing
meals for his children, aged 10 and 12 years.
The inspectors, from the electric company, checked all of the
electrical installations and equipment in Junquera García’s home.