la youtuber Mary Monterey He described what his journey had been like since his departure from Cuba via Nicaragua and his arrival in the United States.
“It wasn’t an easy decision at all. It was really hard. I was terrified of the crossing issue. I was so scared, but Cuba got so tough that there came a time when I said to myself: This is it now Or never,” the young man confessed through his YouTube channel.
Monterrey only paid US$4,500 for a ticket to take her to Nicaragua, which she says was too difficult, though she did not explain why; While Coyote was paid around US$7,000 to travel to the United States.
Before arriving in Nicaragua, the young Cuban made a stop in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica on a journey of more than 12 hours.
Once in Managua, they took him in a small bus to the border with Honduras, where they gave him a safe demeanor to keep him safe from local immigration officials.
Upon arrival in Guatemala, she, along with other Cuban immigrants, were taken in some cars to a hotel and then to a house a short distance from the border with Mexico and where there must have been a crowd of at least 70 people.
Monterey reveals, “70 people in a two-room space! It was a house but there was nothing in it. Just the walls dividing it.”
In Tapachula, Mexico, coyotes found men hiding under a blanket in the back of a truck, barely able to breathe, because the police presence in the area is very active. Women were in front of the vehicle.
“It was a horror movie. Run it, run, run. They called and said: You can’t go now,” he recalled.
Several days later, he accompanied the group to the border wall between Mexico and the United States, although he acknowledged that it was not easy, as his body could no longer take it and the ground conditions were not conducive. until they were saved. border Patrol.
Monterey was able to be reunited with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he hopes to start a new life with political and economic freedom.
Cuba’s migration crisis This is higher than the figures of previous years. Cubans flee the Straits of Nicaragua or Florida to apply for asylum in the United States.
In the last 11 months, 197,870 Cubans crossed US land borders. and requested political asylum, a figure that proves and confirms the largest irregular exodus from Cuba in American history.
The situation has become a problem for the immigration authorities of the countries in the region and especially to the United States, which should allocate greater financial resources and human resources to care for those who cross their borders by escaping Cuba’s repression and depletion in recent years.