Back to the original question: when Cuban refugees are caught by immigration or the police they are returned to Cuba. Unfortunately, there is virtually no political exile in Belize for Cubans.
How can I even explain how it is living outside of the U.S.? When you step outside the borders, the rest of the world sees Cuba in a different light, a light that is not constrained by U.S. political tunnel vision manipulation. The U.S. is virtually the only country in the world with a hard-on for Cuba. How is it that your neighbors to the north are great friends with Cuba? What about the English and French and Dutch and German allies in Europe? Love them! My husband would have to argue about TannedBanana's claim of second rate medical education. He went to Cuba twice for laser eye surgery last year and received the most professional (and free) medical care in his life. 7 minutes of laser surgery, a week's stay with all expenses paid, airfare, food, nice hotel. Without it he would not be able to drive at night. Belize and the whole Caribbean basin is blessed to receive so much humanitarian aid from Cuba. Belize would not want to alienate Cuban and risk losing aid. Castro wont let the U.S. dictate to and annex Cuba and that pisses the current president off.