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Five Cubans seek asylum in Texas, likely the first of many

On Saturday, on the windy bridge that links Mexico to Texas, they made their decision. They were ready to turn themselves in. It was a decision that likely presages a huge backlog in U.S. immigration courts if other Cubans who’ve left their homeland in hopes of reaching the United States do the same.

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Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S.

Cubans stand across the street from the bridge connecting Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Laredo, Texas, pondering their next move as they hold out hope to find a way to the United States. President Obama announced Thursday the end of the long-standing “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, which allowed Cubans to remain in the country's if they reached U.S. soil.

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Deadly attack on festival goers at Mexican resort nightclub

A Mexican police officer said Monday a gunman has killed at least five people and wounded nine others at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen during a BPM festival.
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Deadly attack on festival goers at Mexican resort nightclub

Relatives wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. 1:11

Relatives wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S. 1:01

Cubans stuck in Mexico cling to hope of entering U.S.

Familes wait anxiously 1:13

Familes wait anxiously