Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack Obama’
Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack Obama’ /
14ymedio, Havana, 7 June 2016 — A group of six Cuban migrants arrived on
Monday night along the coast of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Florida, in a
precarious craft, according to the local media. Among them was a
pregnant woman who was treated by medical services as a precautionary
The rafters crossed the Florida Straits aboard a rustic boat covered
with metal plates that they had baptized Barack Obama, which could be
read on the side.
The Cubans, who are in good health despite spending nine days adrift,
came from Nuevitas, Camagüey.
A witness quoted by the Sun Sentinel newspaper saw the arrival of the
migrants from the beach. “We thought it was someone surfing, but then we
saw several people. They were paddling like crazy,” she said.
Source: Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack
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