Latest News for: Florida straits


How the Panthers brought the NHL All-Star Game back to South Florida after a 20-year wait

The Miami Herald 02 Feb 2023
Almost a month ago, the Florida Panthers were in dire straits and Matthew Tkachuk was about to become an All-Star in his first season with his new team. His debut ... .

Things to Do in Miami: Willy Chirino at HistoryMiami Museum

Miami New Times 31 Jan 2023
In the pop music business, a lifetime is measured in weeks and months ... A 50-year music career is unimaginable ... Other pieces include the original handwritten lyrics to his hits, "Soy" (1974), and "Nuestro día" (1991), and a torn Cuban flag with his name on it that was found on an empty raft by the Coast Guard in the Florida Straits in the early 1990s.

Miami museum celebrates the career of iconic Cuban singer with a huge exhibit

Hastings Tribune 31 Jan 2023
MIAMILatinos and Miamians take their dancing very seriously ... “El Balsero Mayor” ... In that exodus, in which more than 35,000 Cubans escaped from the island in fragile boats, sometimes on truck tires or on boards that could not handle the rough waters of the Florida Straits, his songs – which always speak of freedom – were an inspiration ... ——— ... When ... 10.

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Deadly Surge in Migration at Sea

The Maritime Executive 30 Jan 2023
The primary objective ... The most common nationalities trying to illegally migrate to Florida by sea are Cuban and Haitian ... “The risk migrants are willing to take are unfathomable to most Americans ... It’s very dangerous to try and cross the Florida Straits this way.” ... Historically, Florida is no stranger to illegal migration ... ....

Desperate for answers: Families in Miami and Cuba mourn relatives missing at sea

Yahoo Daily News 29 Jan 2023
In late December, Edelmira and Yurisnel along with others attempted to cross the Florida Straits the same way Luisa did, but they have not been heard from since ... But it’s impossible to say how many Cubans have vanished in the treacherous depths of the Caribbean and the Florida ...

Mariel exodus from Cuba inspires La Marielita rum

The Dispatch 29 Jan 2023
The government told us to leave during a storm. It was a miracle we didn’t sink,” recalls Díaz Bonilla, referring to the Cuban government’s policy of overcrowding the boats with Cuban migrants like the fragile wooden boat that brought the family of Díaz Bonilla through the Straits of Florida. “I was carrying a rag doll. The guard took it from me ... .

This is how Pat Ryan, Marc Molinaro voted in Congress for the week ending Jan. 27

Daily Freeman 27 Jan 2023
The Department of the Interior’s South Atlantic Planning Area reaches from South Carolina to the Straits of Florida and covers 54 million acres of seafloor on the Outer Continental Shelf ... offshore from Florida’s east and west coasts and in the Straits of Florida.

20 states sue feds over parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans

The Lawton Constitution 25 Jan 2023
The Department of Homeland Security has argued that the program is a way to bring some order to what the agency has described as a broken immigration system as well as reduce the use of dangerous migration routes such as Florida Straits and the Darien Gap, the unruly no-man’s-land on the Panama-Colombia border.

Surge in illegal immigration from Cuba, Haiti to Florida continues

The Wilson Post 24 Jan 2023
Coast Guard’s 7th District-Southeast crew apprehended and repatriated a record number of Haitians and Cubans attempting to illegally enter Florida by sea ... off of Key Largo, Florida ... USCG and CBP maintain a continual presence with air and sea assets in the Florida Straits and in the Caribbean Sea.

How a Coast Guard plane scoured islands looking for migrants — and what the crew found

Stars and Stripes 22 Jan 2023
He ordered the agency and other state law enforcement agencies to the Keys to help patrol the surrounding waters for incoming migrants moving through the Florida Straits ... Joshua Mitcheltree flies a C-144 Ocean Sentry above the Florida Straits on Jan.

Migrants Florida

Citrus County Chronicle 21 Jan 2023
... for migrants over the Florida Straits, Friday, Jan.

Stonington fishing boat owner rescues 13 Cuban refugees off Florida

The Day 21 Jan 2023
Stonington ― On Tuesday, Joe Gilbert, owner of four Town Dock fishing boats, was 20 miles from shore in the Straits of Florida doing some pleasure fishing with a friend when he spotted something in the distance ... It was not the first chug he had seen in Florida.

COVID-19: Who was right?

Herald-Standard 20 Jan 2023
Ron DeSantis when he lifted Florida’s lockdown ... On CNN, Andrew’s brother Chris gushed, “I am wowed by what you did!” By contrast, he said, Florida was “in such dire straits.”. But actually, adjusted for population, Florida and New York had about the same number of deaths. Given that Florida has more old people, Florida did better than New York.

Homeland chief: Cubans, Haitians who come by sea are disqualified from new parole program

Finger Lakes Times 19 Jan 2023
... declaration that follows a wave of migrant landings in the Florida Keys ... Mayorkas warned that the Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection were actively patrolling the Florida Straits and Caribbean waters for migrants, who would be sent back home if they were caught at sea.

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