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Five 16-foot-long Hobie Cat sailboats depart Key West, Fla., Saturday, May 16, 2015, to begin a more than 90-mile race to Havana, Cuba. The Havana Challenge is believed to be the first U.S. government-sanctioned sailing race between Key West and Cuba in more than 50 years. (Bert Budde/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

First Sanctioned Sailing Race To Cuba In 50 Years Begins

A group of American sailboat racers put up their sails in Key West and started sailing down to Cuba in the first U.S. government sanctioned sailing race between the two places after more than 50 years.

05/16/2015

The marker at the southernmost point in the continental US in Key West Florida.The marker is 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

First Sanctioned Key West-To-Cuba Sailing Race In 50 Years Set For May 16

A group of American Hobie Cat sailboat racers will race the 90-mile distance between Key West and Havana, Cuba during what is believed to be the first officially sanctioned sailing race between the two cities for at least 50 years.

05/06/2015

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Grief, Anger On Anniversary Of ‘Brothers To The Rescue’ Deaths

In Little Havana Tuesday there was grief and anger at a rally and march on the 19th anniversary of the shoot down of two Brothers to The Rescue airplanes over international waters by Cuban jet fighters.

02/24/2015

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad "swims" Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, during her one-woman play that re-creates her 111-mile Cuba-to-Key West swim in a Key West, Fla., theater near the beach where she concluded the record-setting feat in September 2013. "Onward! The Diana Nyad Story," written and performed live by Nyad, opened Thursday night at The Studios of Key West and continues there through Sunday, Feb. 22. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Diana Nyad Stages Show in Key West About Cuba-­To­-Keys Swim

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad is staging a theatrical presentation this week about her 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, on the island where she completed the near-impossible athletic feat.

02/20/2015

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Leaving Cuba: A Father And Son Risk Lives At Sea

It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba.

12/26/2014

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Repatriates Cuban, Haitian Migrants

The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti.

08/31/2014

Migrants rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. (Source: USCG)

USCG: More Than 200 Migrants Rescued In One Week

It has been a busy week for the U.S. Coast Guard battling illegal migration as more than 200 people were rescued and repatriated.

CBS Miami–03/31/2014

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Art Stolen From Cuban Museum Turns Up In Miami

Artwork that went missing from a Cuban museum about a week ago have surfaced across the Florida Straits in Miami.

02/28/2014

The marker at the southernmost point in the continental US in Key West Florida.The marker is 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Migrant Who Windsurfed The Florida Straits Found Near Big Pine Key

In an attempt reach U.S. soil, three Cuban migrants windsurfed across the Florida Straits Tuesday, but only one is known to have reached dry land.

02/21/2014

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Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Cuban Migrants

Coast Guard crews repatriated 14 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Tuesday.

02/07/2014

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