Latest News for: Florida straits


Cuba confirms 2 men fled to Florida Keys on motorized hang glider

La Prensa Latina 27 Mar 2023
... in South Florida, was taken into US custody and later granted asylum by a judge ... 30, 2022 – 6,182 Cuban migrants were intercepted in the waters of the Florida Strait, a substantial increase over the 838 Cuban migrants detained in that zone during the previous fiscal year.

Cuban migrants arrive at Key West airport on a motorized hang glider

New York Post 26 Mar 2023
... Florida Saturday on a motorized hang glider ... Economic hardships and the country’s continued authoritarian leadership has driven thousands of Cubans to make the treacherous journey crossing the Straits of Florida.

Fabiola Santiago: We played ball with Cuba in Miami, filled the stadium — and expressed ...

The Citizens 21 Mar 2023
The choice of Liván Hernández to throw the first pitch — in 1995, he defected from Cuba; in 1997, he was Florida Marlins MVP of the 1997 World Series — was pitch perfect ... He’s now part of the largest exodus from Cuba we’ve ever seen, only he didn’t endure a trek to the southern border or risk his life navigating the Florida Straits.

How an algae bloom could put Florida's spring break at risk

Fox31 Denver 17 Mar 2023
In its current trajectory, a long train of seaweed is following the Caribbean current west, where it is catching the loop current around the Yucatan Peninsula and threading the 90-mile strait between Cuba and Florida, after which the Gulf Stream will carry it back into the Atlantic.

How an algae bloom could put Florida’s spring break at risk

The Hill 17 Mar 2023
In its current trajectory, a long train of seaweed is following the Caribbean current west, where it is catching the loop current around the Yucatan Peninsula, and threading the 90-mile strait between Cuba and Florida, after which the Gulf Stream will carry it back into the Atlantic.

Cuban terrorists killed four U.S. human-rights activists. Biden should bring them to justice | Opinion

The Miami Herald 16 Mar 2023
On a sunny afternoon 27 years ago — Feb 24, 1996 — four human-rights activists searching for rafters on the Florida Straits were murdered by Cuban warplanes. Madeleine Albright, then ... .

Spring breakers enjoy sunny skies, but temperatures are a bit lower than usual this week

Daytona Beach News-Journal 14 Mar 2023
... passes through Central Florida ... But there will still be a bit of a chill, as far as Florida weather goes ... “The cold front is currently positioned over the Florida Strait — between Key West and Cuba,” said Jessie Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas has announced its longest world cruise yet — a ...

Business Insider 12 Mar 2023
The Seven Seas Mariner ... The Seven Seas Mariner and its up to 696 guests will travel to 77 ports across 41 countries ... From Miami, the ship will sail through the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean Sea to head to ports in South America, Central America, and south North America.The Cathedral of Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia. Kelly Cheng/Getty Images.

Nearly 11,000 Foreigners Repatriated After Attempting to Enter Florida Illegally During Biden’s Border Crisis

Space Coast Daily 11 Mar 2023
Florida is #1 and we will work to ensure it remains #1 ... Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) ... Florida National Guard ... The Florida National Guard will bolster FWC marine patrol to support water interdictions and ensure the safety of migrants attempting to reach Florida through the Florida Straits ... Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Miami Border Patrol agents apprehend 352 illegal foreign nationals in February

Longview News-Journal 08 Mar 2023
Customs and Border Protection agents continue to apprehend a record number of foreign nationals attempting to enter Florida illegally, including over the weekend citizens of the Republic of Georgia ... Coast Guard crews patrolling the Florida Straits, Windward and Mona Passes continue to interdict illegal activity.

He left Cuba on a boat eight months ago. Then he died in a crash.

Tampa Bay Times 06 Mar 2023
Tasse, 32, had reached the Florida coast just eight months ago after a harrowing voyage by sea in a boat ... The Florida Highway Patrol identified the Ford driver as Alexander J ... Last May, Tasse and five other Cubans crossed the Straits of Florida in a small boat that capsized before reaching the shores of Golden Beach, in Miami-Dade County ... Petersburg.

U.S. Coast Guard Decommissions 55-Year-Old Cutter

The Maritime Executive 03 Mar 2023
Few operators manage to keep aging hulls going in saltwater as well as the U.S ... EEZ ... Petersburg, Florida and began a 14-year career hunting drug smugglers in the Caribbean ... She also joined the counter-migration mission in the Straits of Florida, and in 1995, she made the second-largest migrant interdiction in U.S ... ....

‘Complicit in piracy’: Cuba slams US for granting asylum to pilot of stolen plane

Press TV 02 Mar 2023
... and landed at Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport in Florida ... Between October 2021 and August 2022, close to 200,000 Cubans were intercepted by US authorities, according to CBP, after entering through the border with Mexico or crossing by sea through the Florida Straits.

Amid controversy, Biden administration shortens visit by Cuban Border Guard officials

Hastings Tribune 02 Mar 2023
Migration from Cuba across the Florida Straits increased dramatically last year, as did the number of Cubans coming through the U.S.-Mexico border, as increased government repression and an economic crisis pushed young people to flee the island ... Florida, an event recalled by Sen.

Migrant deaths rise as thousands brave dangerous seas to reach Florida

WPTV 01 Mar 2023
But the dangerous decision by migrants to take to the seas, playing out off of Florida's coast, can have deadly consequences ... Contact 5 spent time flying in the Florida Straits with the United States Coast Guard.  ... WPTV also flew with the Florida National Guard after Gov ... Ismel outlines why he made the dangerous journey from Cuba to Florida.

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