Cuban migrants make landfall on South Beach

by SERGIO N. CÁNDIDO AND VOLKER TER HASEBORG | Miami Herald  |  published on September 16, 2015

Twelve Cuban migrants traveling on a small metal boat with a makeshift sail made landfall on Miami Beach Tuesday morning. They said they were at sea for six days.

The group — including 11 men between 18 and 34 years old, a 16 year-old girl, and a dog named Chiquitica — said they fled from are from Caibarién, a small municipality on the north coast of Villa Clara in central Cuba.

They landed on the beach between the swanky Delano and the Ritz-Carlton hotels, off Lincoln Road, before noon.

  • unique201

    These people will learn to speak English, become educated
    and either get jobs or start businesses. Good for them and
    the dog. I know they will do well because they cared about
    bringing their dog.

  • studi30

    Why would they flee now? Obozo the Clown has made life a paradises in Cuba now.

    • Seedman

      Exactly! Strange timeline. Quite suspicious.

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