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Bahamas deports Cuban refugees

Published:Monday | August 19, 2013 | 8:38 AM

The Bahamas has deported to Cuba the 24 refugees who had applied for asylum in the United States and other countries.

Campaigners in the US have accused The Bahamas of putting the lives of the refugees in danger by sending them back to the communist-run island.

The Bahamas has become a transit point for economic and political refugees who arrive by boat from Cuba and Haiti.

The Bahamian authorities say the country cannot afford to house all refugees.


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