The Panamanian government is offering 126 Cuban migrants stranded in the country a chance to return to Cuba and become self-employed entrepreneurs. In exchange, the migrants will receive multiple-entry visas to Panama and an undetermined amount of capital for investment purposes.
The proposal was announced by Panama’s Deputy Minister of Public Security Jonathan del Rosario last week. He said Panama has done “everything possible” to help the migrants. This proposal would only apply to the Cubans stranded in Gualaca in western Panama. Del Rosario made it clear that the migrants in Gualaca won’t be allowed to remain in Panamanian territory.