Cuban immigrant crisis to be discussed by SICA
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Cuban immigrant crisis to be discussed by SICA

The Central American regional bloc (SICA) will take up the issue of some 2,000 Cuban migrants who have been denied entry by Nicaragua, according to Costa Rican authorities.

The country’s Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez says foreign ministers of the SICA bloc are expected to meet on Monday in El Salvador and will consider the issue as a humanitarian rather than a security concern.

Gonzalez said Thursday that neighboring countries “have reacted in a positive and supportive way” to the idea of seeking a regional solution, which continues to up political tensions between the two countries.

Nicaraguan soldiers forcefully pushed the Cubans back from the border earlier this week. The migrants are trying to reach the United States.

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