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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.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The stormy pattern continued Wednesday morning across SouthFlorida... By Thursday, which is also Earth Day, the rain chance decreases due to drier air returning from the north while the bulk of the moisture hangs around over the Keys and Florida Straits.
The highlights of Tuesday's AP Sports report ... All times EDT. The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by Ben Nuckols at 5 p.m ... 1630 ... He won a PGA Tour Champions event on Sunday while packing up and moving out of his Floridahome. On Tuesday, he was on his way to Whistling Straits to check out changes to the Ryder Cup course ... Columbus at Florida, 7 p.m.
In-page image(s). Body. Enrique Yglesias left Cuba two years ago for a better life ... border, where he asked for asylum ... Far more attention was lavished on the 60th anniversary of the failed, U.S.-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion, which fell on Saturday — a fact remarked upon on both sides of the Florida Straits ... “It’s time for a new story.” ... U.S. Rep ... .
Enrique Yglesias left Cuba two years ago for a better life ... border, where he asked for asylum ... Raúl Castro is retiring from official power in Cuba at 89 ... Far more attention was lavished on the 60th anniversary of the failed, U.S.-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion, which fell on Saturday — a fact remarked upon on both sides of the Florida Straits ... U.S. Rep.
Of the 71,021 asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for their applications to be processed in the U.S ... Those who can't afford to pay smugglers try to cross the Florida Straits on rafts or small boats called "balsas" - a dangerous 90-mile ocean passage ... In 1965, some 5,000Cubans embarked from the port of Camarioca in small boats, landing in south Florida.
Cuba has replaced two high-ranking ministers in the days before the Communist Party Congress, in which Raúl Castro is expected to retire from politics ...Long lines for increasingly scarce supplies of food have once again become commonplace. Some have resumed embarking on perilous journeys across the Florida Straits, hoping to reach the U.S ... .
The numbers of people making the risky journey across the Florida Straits from Cuba, often in unseaworthy vessels, have increased recently after having plummeted in the years after the Obama administration did away with the so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy in early 2017.