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A group of Cubans detained after landing in South Florida



Miami, Florida – According to U.S. immigration officials, 25 Cuban migrants landed in South Florida on Tuesday.

That is the latest arrival which is part of mass migration from the island to escape political and economic troubles.

In the early morning, the group was seen sitting off the side of the road by a beachside park in Key Biscayne, Florida.

According to Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, it was a smuggling incident that was being investigated.

Between last October and May, Customs and Border Protection officials found and detained about 1,000 Cubans arriving in Florida.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, as of Sunday, it had stopped more than 3,000 Cubans at sea since last October.

The majority of Cubans continue to migrate by crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with about 140,000 arriving since last October, a number that exceeds the Mariel boatlift of 1980 when more than 124,700 Cubans came to the U.S.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the tightening of U.S. sanctions, Cuba is seeing its worst economic crisis in decades.

According to nongovernmental groups, last summer, people staged massive protests, which ended in hundreds of arrests.


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