- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Panama’s government says airlines are cutting prices on tickets for Cuban migrants flying to the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.

The president’s office says airlines have offered tickets at $575, rather than the previous price of $805. Children under 11 can fly for free.

Since May 9, Copa Airlines and Mexico’s Global Air have flown 2,448 Cuban migrants to Ciudad Juarez, where they cross to neighboring El Paso, Texas.

About 1,300 remain. Some complained the cost was too high.

The Cubans were stranded after Nicaragua and Costa Rica closed their borders to Cuban migrants.

Cubans are admitted to the United States if they get to the border.

They have been arriving in greater numbers because they fear warming relations between the two countries end the exceptional policy.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide