(CMR) Fifteen Cuban nationals, all men, arrived in Roatan, Honduras, late last month, claiming they escaped from the Cayman Islands, where they were being held as prisoners.
In an interview by Roatan Hable Claro, one of the men said their aim was to go to the USA, but they were stopped in the Cayman Islands. He lamented that there is no democracy or freedom in Cuba and that they were in search of a better life.
There have been no reports from local authorities that the men left the Cayman Islands. Last year several Cubans escaped from the detention center and went to Honduras where they were expected to continue to the USA.
Hundreds of Cuban migrants arrived in the Cayman Islands last year, costing the government millions to care for them. Since the start of this year, several have been repatriated to their homeland.