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Cuban Government Asks American Nations to Adopt Uniform Passport for Refugees

The Cuban Government has proposed to all the governments in the Western Hemisphere that they adopt a uniform passport – similar to the Nansen passports – for use by refugees coming from any of the Allied nations, according to official sources here. A draft of the proposed passport has been submitted to the various nations involved.

It was pointed out here that at present refugees arriving from Europe are unable to travel between countries in the Americas because they do not possess the necessary documents. Should the Cuban suggestion be approved, it would facilitate the movement of such refugees from one American country to another where they would be in a better position to earn a livelihood.