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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.
Though sea surface temperature anomalies rose further in the Atlantic and reached Jacuzzi-esque heights in the Florida Straits, July was quiet other than open-ocean Hurricane Don ... And as much of Florida smashed all-time monthly average temperature records, Idalia emerged from the Caribbean to convert 90°F Gulf waters into a furious major hurricane.
becoming the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida, without a shark cage ... For one, the crew accompanying Nyad on her journey through the Straits of Florida in 2013 numbered about 40, not the handful that we see in the film (which trimmed the crew size for narrative purposes).
To support national security missions along the southern border, U.S. Customs and BorderProtection awards TARS to Avantus Federal (now QinetiQ US). MCLEAN, Va., Nov ... borders ... QinetiQ US and its partners will operate eight TARS sites, with six over the U.S.-Mexico border, one over the Florida Straits, and another over the northern Caribbean area.
A country band that has sold more than 10.5 million records will perform at the EvergladesSeafoodFestival in early 2024 ...The band is among one of the biggest acts ever booked for the annual festival, scheduled for Feb ... — Florida Straits ... Feb ... The sponsor for the upcoming festival is the Florida Stone Crabbers Association, a nonprofit founded in 2020.
SpaceX will attempt to launch its Mars rocket Starship on a test flight on Friday after US authorities approved a licence. A two-hour launch window opens at 7pm, UAE time, depending on weather conditions ... SpaceX will broadcast the launch on its website and social media channels ... Starship will continue flying between the Florida Straits ... Read more ... ....
... attempting to swim from Cuba to Florida ... Try not to double what I see on screen.” He didn’t, therefore, worry much about evoking the idea of water or the threat of sharks and lethal jellyfish, or the rise and crushing fall in Nyad's four attempts to cross the Straits of Florida.
... swim from Florida to Cuba - an accomplishment that has always evaded her ... Nyad wanted to make the swim across shark infested water of Florida Straits without a shark cage - dissimilar to Susie Maroney and Walter Poenisch, who made the journey in 1997 and 1998, respectively.
But for any Cuban or Cuban American like me, the Cuba to Key West stretch of ocean, called the Florida Straits, will never be unemotional or apolitical ... Thousands have died in the Florida Straits trying to reach the US ... Between August 13 and September 13, 1994, the US Coast Guard detained 30,879 balseros attempting to cross the Florida Straits.
While Nyad had initially said she wanted the swim recognized as an unassisted swim, since the suit and equipment she relied upon were essential for her safety and required for anyone attempting to swim the Florida Straits, she recently acknowledged that she would accept it being categorized as an assisted swim.
In the film, Nyad simply says she wants to do the swim without a shark cage because 'I don't want an asterisk next to my life's greatest achievement… I'll be the first.' In the film, Nyad is primarily shown crossing the Florida Straits accompanied by a single boat captained by John Bartlett (Rhys Ifans).
Another weekend means another batch of streaming recommendations. This week, it's pretty superhero-heavy, but our recommendations stretch the full breadth of the genre ... The movie tells the astonishing true story of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad who, at the age of 64, succeeded in crossing the Florida Straits, a 110-mile swim thought to be impossible.