U.S. Navy intercepts more than two dozen Cuban refugees off Florida coast, returns them to communist Cuba

Things are going much better in Cuba, they tell us. Cuba has a new “president” and a new “constitution” that will make life on the communist island even better, the “experts” say.

Yet for all the hope and change the “experts” tell us is sprouting on the island, Cubans continue to throw themselves into the sea to escape. I wonder why.

Via The Miami Herald:

About two dozen people from Cuba tried entering the United States aboard a 30-foot wooden sailboat Tuesday afternoon about 50 miles off Long Key in the middle Florida Keys.

The vessel was disabled and the people on board were waving their arms when the boaters who reported it to the Coast Guard first spotted it early Tuesday morning, according to a Coast Guard press release.

The crew of a U.S. Navy destroyer conducting operations in the area arrived first and transferred the 26 people to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton. The boat was 48 miles off the coast.

One of the passengers was turned over to U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection for “further investigation and possible prosecution,” the press release states. The other 25 were taken back to Cuba aboard the Charles Sexton.