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2006-07-20 10:01:39

MIAMI (Reuters) - Twenty-eight Cuban migrants detained on a speedboat after the U.S. Coast Guard fired at its engines this month were allowed onto U.S. soil on Thursday, making it unlikely they would be deported to Cuba. The U.S.

2006-07-08 16:12:54

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Cuban migrant died on Saturday from possible head injuries after the U.S. Coast Guard chased a speedboat suspected of smuggling 31 people into the United States and fired into its engines to stop the vessel, U.S. officials said.

2006-04-25 14:47:56

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States will introduce sweeping changes in the way Cubans apply for visitors' visas to end long delays and corruption in the process, the top U.S. consular official on the Caribbean island said on Tuesday.

2006-04-12 17:57:46

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban prosecutors asked for 25-year jail sentences for three Mexican fishermen charged with smuggling people out of Cuba by boat to Mexico, diplomatic sources said.

2006-04-06 19:21:08

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's coast guard shot and killed one of three suspected people smugglers aboard a U.S.-registered speedboat as it approached the island to pick up a group of Cubans, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

2006-04-06 09:52:38

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban coast guards opened fire on smugglers in a U.S.-registered speedboat, killing one smuggler and arresting 39 people who were waiting to slip out of the country, Granma newspaper said on Thursday.

2006-03-02 13:30:19

By Esteban Israel SAN FRANCISCO DE PAULA, Cuba (Reuters) - Cubans who made the dangerous crossing to Florida only to land on an abandoned bridge and be sent home in a controversial decision, are now dreaming of America, a new car and the freedom they say awaits them in Miami.

2006-02-28 20:22:09

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States should not have returned 15 Cubans to their homeland after they landed on an abandoned Florida bridge, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday, and ordered the government to try to bring them back. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled that the U.S.

2006-01-12 17:57:01

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. judge agreed on Thursday to review Washington's decision to send 15 migrants back to Cuba because the decrepit Florida Keys bridge they landed on was not connected to the mainland.

2005-12-30 15:48:40

MIAMI (Reuters) - Eighty-seven Cuban migrants reached Florida's coast on Friday, including a group of 28 who waded ashore in a Miami Beach waterfront park.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.