Hope and Change in Obama’s Cuba: 12 escaped slaves from Cuba rescued by Disney cruise ship

As Obama’s Hope and Change Cuba policy sweeps over the island, Cubans continue to throw themselves to the sea to escape.

Via UPI:

Disney cruise ship rescues five Cubans at sea


A Disney cruise ship rescued a group of 12 suspected Cuban migrants in the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday.

The ship, Disney Wonder was on its way from Miami to the Cayman Islands when the small vessel was spotted southeast of Cuba at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

The 12 migrants who were identified as Cuban, were afloat on what the Coast Guard calls a “rustic” vessel, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said, a term for any un-seaworthy craft.

The group was taken aboard the cruise ship, where they were transported to authorities on the Cayman Islands, Rios said. It is not known however, if the group was attempting to get to the United States.

The Disney Wonder rescued a group of eight migrants from a raft off Key West in 2013.

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