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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 launched a search Wednesday for 23 people who, among a group of Cuban migrants, attempted to cross the Florida Straits as Hurricane Ian made its way past the Florida Keys ... Florida peninsula.
While the full extent of the devastation in western Florida from Hurricane Ian is still being calculated, Gov ... And we don't want anybody to take advantage of the desperate straits that so many Florida citizens are in right now.
by IsabellaGarcia... Now, onto the news! In local news ... • Over 2 million people in Florida were without power last night as Hurricane Ian battered the Florida Peninsula ... The USCoast Guard has also l aunched a search for 23 people , likely Cuban migrants, who were attempting to cross the Florida Straits by boat during Hurricane Ian ... BREAKING.
STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY OUT 20 NM. STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM CRAIG KEY TO WESTEND OF SEVEN MILE ... STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO SOUTH OF ... STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY ... STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM OCEAN REEF TO CRAIG KEY 20 TO 60 NM OUT.
Juan Ruiz, a custodian for a coffee shop looking over the Straits of Florida, said the business had stripped all its merchandise and equipment the night before, preferring to work with the sea instead of fighting it ... Florida bound ... or turn northwest toward Florida's Panhandle.
It is set to slam western Cuba before turning north and aiming toward Florida later this week ... Florida is under a state of emergency, which Gov ... Ian is predicted to peak as a 130-mph Category 4 hurricane west of the Florida Straits on Tuesday, which would make it the strongest September hurricane to pass through the Gulf of Mexico since Rita in 2005.
Florida has had a favorable run of tropical luck over the last few years ... Florida state of emergency ... Is a hurricane going to hit Florida? What we know about Tropical Depression Nine ... The most probable path will carry the storm into the eastern Gulf of Mexico, though a track further east into the Straits of Florida remains a possibility.
Unfortunately, this includes a potential threat to Florida and the Gulf Coast in 7 to 10 days ... If 98L is far enough north to feel the influence of the trough — which remains a major if — the southerly steering flow could turn the storm north into the Gulf of Mexico or Straits of Florida in about a week.