Colombians, Venezuelans and Peruvians more than doubled their numbers in Florida over the last decade, making South Americans the state’s third-largest Hispanic group, according to the latest 2010 census numbers.
The U.S. Coast Guard has returned more than 120 Cuban and Haitian migrants to their Caribbean homelands.
Seven rafters who were rescued by a cruise ship Friday afternoon on its way back to Port Everglades will be repatriated to their country, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Cubans seeking citizenship outside of their homeland often have trouble getting their birth certificates, death records and other important papers.
The crew of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas picked up some unexpected passengers on Saturday as it made its way back to home port.
A diverse group of Hispanics now account for about a quarter of Florida’s nearly 19 million year round residents.
South Florida Cubans facing tough economic times in the current U.S. recession may be interested to note that Cuban President Raul Castro has told legislators in that country that tightening belts is in order.
More than a dozen Cubans were repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas Cuba Saturday after being intercepted at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard and another ship.