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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.
The BDNOpinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com ...Yes, we can ... Cubans risked their lives fleeing to Miami through the Florida Straits with a Cuban population in the United States today of more than 1 million. The U.S.
As a Cuban-born author who lives in Florida and writes about Cuba, my heart, brain and pen are split along both sides of the Florida Straits ... movements on the island and, by the same token, am concerned about efforts to weaken democracy in Florida and the other 50 states.
They planned to refuel in Key West before heading into the Florida Straits, said Jose Portieles, who is helping organize the effort ...Cuba considers the boats a provocation ... And most of them aren't activists, but rather Cuban American entrepreneurs who know one another from the South Florida boating community and share a desire to see a free Cuba ... .
They planned to refuel in Key West before heading into the Florida Straits, said Jose Portieles, who is helping organize the effort ... The group is not armed, Portieles said. And most of them aren't activists, but rather Cuban-American entrepreneurs who know each other from the South Florida boating community and share a desire to see a free Cuba ... .
A small group of Cuban Americans got their motorboat engines going early Friday in Miami and headed for international waters near Cuban as a show of support for the countrymen experiencing hardships on the island ... They planned to refuel in Key West before heading into the Florida Straits, said José Portieles, who is helping organize the effort ... .
These officials have not commented on the reason they think Cuban people have stopped leaving the island to make the dangerous journey across the Florida Straits ... The policy provided a significant incentive to those willing to make the dangerous journey over the Florida Straits.
Amid protests in Cuba, Americans across the political spectrum have a chance to break with old canards about the country ... It is long past time to try something different. We need to tear down the metaphorical wall that bisects the Florida Straits and permit all manner of sustained engagement ... "Cuba is not yours!" ... There is no freedom of the press ... ....
These officials have not commented on the reason why they think Cuban people have stopped leaving the island to make the dangerous journey across the Florida Straits ... The policy provided a significant incentive to those willing to make the dangerous journey over the Florida Straits.