August 17, 2022
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US and Cuban officials to hold talks amid tensions over migration

Cuba says US sanctions and decision to close American consular section in Havana encourage Cubans to seek riskier routes to US

American and Cuban officials are due to meet in Washington on Thursday to discuss migration concerns, people familiar with the matter said, in the highest-level formal US talks with Havana since Joe Biden took office last year.

The meeting comes at a time when Biden’s administration is grappling with rising numbers of undocumented migrants attempting to cross the US border from Mexico, with Cubans making up a growing portion of them.

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