13 Cuban migrants arrive in Florida Keys
BY MONIQUE O. MADAN
A group of 13 Cuban migrants arrived in Big Pine Key at around 4 a.m.
Tuesday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. They were all
in good health.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin reported that the group traveled from
Cuba on a homemade boat. It was docked at the Big Pine Fishing Lodge
when deputies arrived and were turned over to Customs and Border Protection.
The migrants are believed to be the first group to leave since the death
of Fidel Castro. Castro died on Nov. 25 at age of 90 after a lingering
illness that resulted in his ceding power to his brother Raúl Castro in
On Saturday night, tens of thousands of Cubans turned out for a final
farewell to Castro at the Antonio Maceo Plaza on the eve of his
internment at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. He was laid to rest next to the
mausoleum of 19th century Cuban patriot José Martí, who fought for Cuban
independence from Spain.
THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Source: Cuban migrants arrive in the Florida Keys after Fidel Castro's
death | Miami Herald -