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Florida-bound Cuban migrants rescued after 22 days at sea, a journey that killed nine

Florida-bound Cuban migrants rescued after 22 days at sea, a journey
that killed nine
Associated Press

Nine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 were rescued by a cruise ship
after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida
coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The migrants were severely dehydrated when they were found Friday and
said… Continue reading

Coast Guard – Nine Cuban rafters perish at sea; 18 survivors saved by cruise ship

Coast Guard: Nine Cuban rafters perish at sea; 18 survivors saved by
cruise ship
MARCH 19, 2016 12:13 AM

A crude YouTube video went up Friday claiming to show a portion of the
rescue
The Coast Guard said 18 Cubans were saved, but nine others lost their
lives at sea
The survivors were headed to Cozumel in Mexico, the Royal… Continue reading

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip

18 Cuban migrants picked up by Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
Rescued migrants report nine other died during trip
Friday, March 18, 2016. CHARLES TRAINOR JR

A tragedy at sea after a group of Cuban migrants died trying to make the
treacherous journey to Florida,… Continue reading

8 Cuban migrants land in Keys, ‘free’ to stay

8 Cuban migrants land in Keys, ‘free’ to stay

The men came ashore near mile marker 90 in Tavernier
“They were all happy and smiling”
BY DAVID GOODHUE
KeysInfoNet

Eight Cuban migrants landed on the ocean side of Tavernier on Wednesday
morning, part of wave of immigration coming from the island nation since
the U.S. and Cuban governments strengthened ties… Continue reading

Cruise With Pittsburgh Sports Figures Aboard Picks Up 16 Migrants

Cruise With Pittsburgh Sports Figures Aboard Picks Up 16 Migrants
by ELISHA FIELDSTADT

A Carnival Cruise ship hosting Pittsburgh athletes and sports fans
picked up 16 migrants believed to be Cubans in the Gulf of Mexico
Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Carnival Corporation.

The Carnival Sensation, while hosting a group participating in the “2016
Legends of… Continue reading

Search called off for Cuban migrant in Keys

Search called off for Cuban migrant in Keys

Eleven Cuban migrants arrived off the coast of Key West
One migrant was missing but couldn’t be found
More than 2,000 Cubans have attempted to reach the United States by sea
since Oct. 1
BY AUDRA D.S. BURCH AND CARLI TEPROFF

A search for a missing Cuban migrant was called off… Continue reading

A Disney cruise ship picked up 12 migrants Southeast of Cuba

A Disney cruise ship picked up 12 migrants Southeast of Cuba
Carma Hassan, Catherine E. Shoichet and Sheena Jones, CNN
Published: February 14, 2016, 5:33 pm

(CNN) – A Disney cruise ship stopped on its way to the Cayman Islands to
pick up 12 suspected migrants southeast of Cuba, the U.S. Coast Guard
said Sunday.

Disney Wonder was heading from… Continue reading

Havana’s Beach 16

Havana’s Beach 16 / 14ymedio
Posted on February 2, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 2 February 2016 — There has never been a beach, but a
piece of coast full of pieces of concrete. However, this part of the
Havana coastline that everyone calls “Playita 16” (Little Beach 16) is a
place filled with memories for several generations of Cubans. Free,
ugly,… Continue reading

French Press Describes Cuba as “The New El Dorado”

French Press Describes Cuba as “The New El Dorado” / 14ymedio
Posted on February 1, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 1 February 2016 – Raul Castro’s current visit to Paris
is receiving widespread coverage in the French press, focused on the
possibilities offered by Cuba’s appearance in the international market.
The island is considered the new El Dorado by many of the… Continue reading

The Cuban Adjustment Act is not the Problem

The Cuban Adjustment Act is not the Problem / Miriam Celaya
Posted on January 27, 2016

Miriam Celaya, Cubanet, Havana, 22 January 2016 – The imminent arrival
in the US of thousands of Cubans stranded in Costa Rica has, once again,
unleashed the debate whether the Cuban Adjustment Act its right or not,
its original foundations, and opinions on whether… Continue reading

My History

My History / Somos+, Frank Rojas
Posted on January 26, 2016

Somos +, Frank Rojas, 26 January 2016 — My history is like that of most
Cubans born during the Revolutionary period. My generation grew up with
our lives administered by others, carrying ration cards and bearing
witness to those great moments that marked the lives of millions of us.… Continue reading

Coast Guard – Migrants Fleeing Cuba Increasingly Violent

Coast Guard: Migrants Fleeing Cuba Increasingly Violent
By JENNIFER KAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Jan 20, 2016, 3:40 PM ET

Cuban migrants desperate to reach U.S. shore are increasingly violent
and noncompliant with Coast Guard crews who detain them at sea,
authorities said Wednesday, citing reports of attempted poisoning and
self-inflicted wounds as rumors swirl that the “wet-foot, dry-foot”
policy… Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants

U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants

Nine separate groups of rafters were taken to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
A total of 396 migrants have been repatriated in January

The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 169 Cuban migrants after picking them
up in the South Florida Straits on Thursday.

Nine separate groups of rafters were taken back to Bahia de… Continue reading

Cubans, Fearing Loss of Favored Status in U.S., Rush to Make an Arduous Journey

Cubans, Fearing Loss of Favored Status in U.S., Rush to Make an Arduous
Journey
By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 9, 2016

LA CRUZ, Costa Rica — In Gretchen López’s slumber, during whatever winks
of sleep she could get in a crowded open air shelter, she dreamed she
was sending money to her mother in Cuba to renovate her crumbling house
and buy… Continue reading

216 Cuban migrants repatriated, but still the illegal immigration attempts continue

216 Cuban migrants repatriated, but still the illegal immigration
attempts continue
BY KEYSINFONET
Keynoter Publishing January 8, 2016 Updated 2 hours ago

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has repatriated 216 Cuban migrants to Bahia
de Cabanas, Cuba, within the past week.

The repatriations are a result of 18 separate migrant interdictions at
sea in the Florida Straits.

The Coast… Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard: New Spike in Cuban Migrant Boats, Violence

U.S. Coast Guard: New Spike in Cuban Migrant Boats, Violence
by MARK POTTER

MIAMI, FL — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they are worried about a new
spike in “desperate” Cubans heading for the United States on rickety,
homemade boats, with some of those migrants willing to resist and
confront the Coast Guard officers who intercept them.

“In the past… Continue reading

Nearly two dozen Cuban migrants celebrate New Year with Florida Keys landing

Nearly two dozen Cuban migrants celebrate New Year with Florida Keys landing

They came ashore just east of Key Largo, first known rafters to reach
the U.S. this year
A surge is underway, apparently, out fear that the U.S. will end the
Cuban Adjustment Act
A passerby in the Florida Keys took a photo of some of the men, posing… Continue reading

Miami-Dade ready to ‘absorb’ thousands of Cubans stranded in Central America

Fabiola Santiago: Miami-Dade ready to ‘absorb’ thousands of Cubans
stranded in Central America

No regime change, but Cuba emergency plan in place for exodus
41,000 already in U.S.; 8,000 stranded expected to arrive
Criticism of ‘first-class’ status while other immigrants deported
BY FABIOLA SANTIAGO

How ironic is this juncture: The multi-agency emergency plan to deal
with a regime change… Continue reading

Polarized Cuban Miami

Polarized Cuban Miami / Cubanet, Luis Cino Alvarez
Posted on December 26, 2015

Cubant, Luis Cina Alvarez, Havana, 25 December 2015 — A year since 17D*,
Cuban Miami grows ever more polarized. And it’s not only between those
who favor dialogue with the Cuban regime and those who are staunchly
opposed to the Castro regime –although at the end of… Continue reading

Coast Guard Repatriates Cuban Migrants Found Near Key West

Coast Guard Repatriates Cuban Migrants Found Near Key West
December 26, 2015 4:41 PM

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 27 migrants back to
Cuba Saturday.

On December 18, the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute discovered a rustic
vessel about 45 nautical miles southwest of Key West with 12 Cuban
migrants aboard.

A few hours later, another boat was… Continue reading

Dozens of Cuban migrants land across Florida Keys

Dozens of Cuban migrants land across Florida Keys

The first group, still wet, was found around 4 a.m. at a Walgreen’s
parking lot on an unspecified Key
Others came ashore at Lower Matecumbe Key, Fort Zachary Taylor State
Park in Key West and Grassy Key
BY DAVID OVALLE

Groups of migrants from Cuba landed in various parts of the… Continue reading

Cuba, Cubans celebrate the 17th of December. Or do they cry for it?

Cuba, Cubans celebrate the 17th of December. Or do they cry for it? /
Angel Santiesteban
Posted on December 19, 2015

For Cubans, as long as I can remember and from the history I learned,
December 17th is a sacred day in which St. Lazarus calls his devotees to
the shrine at El Rincon, on the outskirts of Havana, to… Continue reading

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