Five Cubans dead after attempting to escape Cuba on a raft

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The reforms of the Cuban dictatorship continue to impress the media and the “Cuba Experts,” but Cubans continue to risk their lives to escape the tyranny of the Castro regime. Unfortunately, five Cubans have lost their lives trying to escape the “reforms” of dictator Raul Castro.

Via the AFP in El Nuevo Herald (my translation):

Five Cuban rafters die at sea in attempt to leave the island

Havana — According to the Interior Ministry this Friday, five Cuban rafters died at sea during an attempt to illegally leave the island while another 18 were rescued by military personnel and oil workers when their rustic raft came aground on the Cuban coast.