On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the Mexican Air Force with the help of Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department evacuated 134 Mexican citizens from Cuba. The Coronavirus COVID-19 had stranded the Mexicans in Cuba. The air force flew a Boeing 737-800 to Cuba.

In addition to returning the stranded Mexicans, the air force flight also returned 39 Cubans back to Cuba.

The following is a video and some photographs provided by the Mexican government of the evacuation by the Mexican Air Force.

Photographs for the evacuation:

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.