SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Costa Rica plans to raise the problem of 5,000 Cuban migrants stranded within its borders when Central America's leaders meet in El Salvador.
El Salvador's foreign minister Hugo Martinez says the Central American Integration System could take up the topic at its meeting Friday. Trade is supposed to be the focus, but he says perhaps the region's leaders can find a solution that allows the Cubans to continue on their journey north.
Nicaragua closed its border to Cuban migrants in mid-November, leaving them stuck in Costa Rica. Costa Rica has so far been unsuccessful trying to broker passage for them with its neighbors.
Thousands of Cubans are migrating through Central America fearing that warming U.S.-Cuban relations could end their special immigration privileges.