Meanwhile, back at the Diana Nyad Wharf in Havana….

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It looks as if many Cubans can read between the lines in the Obama-Castro pact more astutely than the U.S. news media.

Is the U.S. ready for another Mariel-like emigration bomb as the one-sided “normalization” talks in Havana continue to unwind?


From KeysInfoNet:

Cuban migrant numbers spike

The number of “inadmissible” Cubans arriving in the U.S. and the number interdicted at sea and returned to the island are both spiking.

A big reason is the fear among many Cubans that wet-foot, dry-foot will be eliminated as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations after 55 years of diplomatic isolation from each other. Wet-foot, dry-foot allows Cubans who make it to the U.S. to apply for lawful citizenship residence in a year.

U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced the normalization of relations on Dec. 17.

“Definitely. There was an uptick after President Obama’s announcement,” said Peter Bermont, spokesman for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. “We understand there was a fear of the wet-foot, dry-foot policy going away, which was not true.”

But the numbers don’t lie.

He said that from Dec. 17 through Thursday, Sector Key West had interdicted 360 Cubans and returned them home. For the same period last year, the number was 145…

…Carlos Lazo, a Washington, D.C., spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the number of Cubans making it to the U.S. — especially through Mexico — has skyrocketed.

Whole story HERE.