Three times in the past desperate Cuban’s got in anything that floated trying to escape their country to America….
Recent protest against economic conditions in that country have the American Coast Guard and others on the look out….
With all this?
A political under current is running for President Biden and Democrats in the Cuban/American community in Florida….
A state Democrats badly want to win back politically….
But the seas were mostly empty except for speedboaters, sailors and streaks of brown algae. Despite fears that Cubans would take to the water — as thousands did in 1980, 1994 and to a lesser degree in 2016 — this month there has been no sign of a mass exodus.
Anything is possible in the coming days and weeks, but exiles and their families in South Florida say the data show that Cubans are largely staying put.
Demonstrations in Miami, Los Angeles and Washington in recent days have urged the United States and other governments to impose sanctions on Havana that would, as one organization put it, “make Cuba change forever.” But others say the Biden administration should take a wait-and-see approach, noting that the goals of the demonstrators on the island may differ from those who fled the communist regime years, or decades, ago….
But in the heart of the exile community in South Florida, hopes soared that Cubans would continue protesting — and perhaps push through a change, or force multiparty elections — instead of attempting the risky voyage to the United States.
A rally drew thousands of demonstrators Saturday to Miami’s Freedom Tower, a national landmark called the “Ellis Island of the South” for welcoming thousands of Cuban refugees after Castro rose to power in 1959. Republicans and Democrats mingled in the crowd holding U.S. and Cuban flags. Others rallied on their boats in the bay….
The Obama admin ended the policy of the US accepting any Cuba migrating by boat to America…
The number of those trying is little to none….