GFRID2017 Official Report

Remittances constitute a critical lifeline for around 1 billion people around the world. These vital flows of private money, sent

GFRID 2017 Recommendations

On 15 and 16 June 2017, on the occasion of the International Day of Family Remittances, over 350 practitioners from the

In Cuba, Cash Trickles In for Budding Capitalists

U.S. citizens still aren’t allowed to invest in Cuba, but American cash has been nurturing the Communist-ruled island’s nascent capitalists, a few dollars at a time.The Obama administration removed U.S. limits on money transfers to the island in September, encouraging the use of person-to-person remittances to support private businesses on the island.Cubans such as retired teacher Rafaela Suarez are the beneficiaries.

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Stranded Cuban migrants to be allowed passage to the US

Central American nations have reached an agreement to allow several thousand Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica for over a month to continue their journey towards the United States.
The migrants will be airlifted to El Salvador and put on buses, which will take them to the US. American legislation gives Cuban migrants preferential treatment. If they arrive at the US border by land they are allowed to enter the country and apply for residency. Those who are intercepted at sea are sent back, under the special immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot”.

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