CNN's David Ariosto reports on the many times denounced and well documented situation of Cubans whom the regime considers "illegal immigrants" within the very own borders of the nation.  Since the mid-nineties the Cuban government has practiced a systematic yet selective and discriminatory policy of internal exile by barring citizens of the provinces from being in the Cuban capital, La Habana, unless they are there in official functions.

What the article does not mention is that this policy is applied especially to opposition activists as shown recently in the cases of independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, and before with some members of the Ladies in White, and the most recent martyr of Cuba's peaceful struggle for freedom, Orlando Zapata Tamayo.  It is also, applied unevenly, as the article shows, on the basis of race. Those Cubans of darker complexion are much more likely to be stopped by a police officer (who almost nine times out of ten is himself an "oriental" or  a person from Oriente, the Eastern provinces) and summarily deported to their places of origin.

Article 13.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that every individual "has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state."

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