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Florida Straits (film)
Florida Straits is a 1986 made-for-television adventure film that originally aired on HBO. It stars Fred Ward, Raul Julia, Daniel Jenkins and Antonio Fargas. The film had several theatrical releases in other countries as well as video premieres in later years but it originally aired in 1986. The production was filmed in South Carolina standing in for Cuba in the 1980s.
Lucky(Ward) operates a for-charter sight-seeing boat in the Florida Keys. He keeps company with salty gambling and drinking barroom types. One day a young man, Mac(Jenkins), recently from college shows up and enters into a poker game with Lucky. Mac is proficient at cards which belie his youthful looks. Lucky unable to pay Mac eventually ends up in a partnership with the young man and the two of them now share Lucky's boat The White Witch. As time goes on a political prisoner from Cuba, called Carlos(Julia), lands in Miami. He has been imprisoned by Castro since 1961 and was a DC-3 pilot during the planned Bay of Pigs Invasion. Carlos eventually meets Lucky and Mac and persuades them to use their boat White Witch to take him back to Cuba. Carlos has two reasons to return to Cuba, a lost lady love whom he thinks is still waiting for him after twenty years and a crate of gold coins he parachuted from the DC-3 just before he bailed out of the aircraft in 1961. The three end up in Cuba and face a band of rebels led by El Gato(Fargas).
The city is located between The Autopista Pascual Palazzo (mostly known as "Panamericana" or "Acceso Norte") highway and the Maipú Avenue. The Acceso Norte splits the district into two neighborhoods: Florida Este (from Panamericana to Maipú Avenue) and Florida Oeste (from Panamericana to De los Constituyentes Avenue).
Florida is served by the Mitre Line, which provides easy access to the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the railway lines, Este and Oeste neighborhoods are also called "Florida Mitre" or "Florida Belgrano". Its main commercial area is centered on General San Martín avenue.
Florida was founded in 1891 when the Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway opened a station in the section from Belgrano that then reached Bartolomé Mitre, Borges and San Isidro. Some versions state that the station (and subsequently the village) was named "Florida" to commemorate a victory over Spanish army in the Paraje La Florida of Alto Perú on May 25, 1814, during the War of Independence.
The station is located below the Avinguda Catalunya, between the Carrer Ceravalls and Carrer Mimoses. It has two entrances, from the Placa Blocs Florida and the Avinguda Masnou, which serve an underground ticket hall. The two 98-metre (322ft) long side platforms are at a lower level.
Coast Guard intercepted 55 people from Cuba at sea off the Florida Keys over a five-day period last week ... Cuban migration to South Florida since October is the highest its been since 2016 ... 1 to the end of September — the Coast Guard said it has stopped 1,879 people from Cuba crossing the Florida Straits.
A Canadian great white shark keeps being spotted in the Carolinas, and was last seen on Monday near the Outer Banks, researchers said. Advertisement 2 ... His tracking device pings whenever he surfaces from the water and Ironbound has been tracked as far south as the Straits of Florida and as far west as the Gulf of Mexico, according to the report ... .
... six interdictions off the Florida Keys ... “Our air and surface crews, along with our partner agencies, work together every day maintaining an active presence in the Florida Straits, and Mona and Windward Passages to help save lives by deterring these dangerous voyages.”.
Although some Florida manatees have been known ... “It was not only the first report of a Florida manatee resident in Cuba but, to me, it was also a revelation that the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Strait might be…This article was originally published on Mongabay .
Border Patrol agents apprehended three Cuban men who arrived in the Florida Keys Friday morning ... Friday’s arrival is part of an ongoing surge in maritime migration to South Florida from Cuba and Haiti ... In all of fiscal year 2017, the Coast Guard stopped 1,468 Cuban migrants on the Florida Straits.
The Cuban push to participate in the multilateral agenda comes as the Biden administration grapples with shared issues across the Florida Strait, particularly migration, and a wish to avoid the political blowback that dogged the Obama administration’s rapprochement policy toward the island.
SouthFlorida is in the midst of a surge in maritime migration from both Cuba and Haiti... After the Obama administration ended wet-foot, dry-foot, maritime migration from Cuba dropped year-by-year to the point where by fiscal year 2020, the Coast Guard only caught 49 people trying to make the dangerous journey across the Florida Straits.