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BC-Tuesday Spotlight,ADVISORY

May 12, 2019

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The following story will move Monday as this week’s Tuesday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report.

CUBANS-ASYLUM SURGE _ Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the United States by way of the Mexican border, opening a new route into the U.S. and creating a backlog on the Mexican side of people waiting for months for an asylum interview. A growing population of about 4,000 Cubans has transformed neighborhoods in Ciudad Juarez, where restaurants have expanded their menus to include Cuban favorites like roast suckling pig and black beans with rice. The new pathway has been made possible by loosened restrictions on travel by Cubans to Central America. By Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos, video.

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