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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.
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 — Latinos and Miamians take their dancing very seriously ... “El Balsero Mayor” ... In that exodus, in which more than 35,000Cubans 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.
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 ... ....
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 ...
“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 ... .
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.
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.
Stonington ― On Tuesday, Joe Gilbert, owner of four TownDock 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.
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.