U.S. Coast Guard intercepts and returns 50 Cubans attempting to escape Castro’s ‘reforms’
As if we needed another example, but here is a clear illustration of why Cubans can never be "Cuba Experts." If these 50 Cubans who attempted to escape the island on rickety rafts and boats -- risking their lives in the process -- had any knowledge about real life in Cuba, they would then be as erudite and informed as "Cuba Experts" who live here in the U.S. and realize that their country has become a veritable paradise thanks to the magnanimous reforms of dictator Raul Castro and there is no reason to leave.
Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants
MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it has returned 50 Cuban migrants to their Caribbean homeland.
According to Coast Guard, the migrants were returned to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Monday.
U.S. authorities picked up the migrants at sea in four separate interdictions off the Florida Keys and South Florida on Aug. 28. A rustic vessel with 21 people on board was found south of Key West. Twelve migrants were found on a raft reported by a good Samaritan south of the Dry Tortugas. Eight migrants were found aboard a raft south of Boot Key. Nine migrants were picked up from a raft found by local authorities in the waters east of Delray Beach.
Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants received food, water, shelter and basic medical care.