Florida Straits


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.


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.


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


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.


(FILES) This November 25, 2009 photo shows 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.



Coast Guard Repatriates 14 Cuban Migrants

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



Cuban Migrants Returned To Homeland

More than 60 Cubans were returned to their homeland last week. The Coast Guard returned the 63 migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, after being repatriated.


(Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/GettyImages)

Nyad Preps For Final Attempt To Swim From Cuba To Keys

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is ready to make one final attempt to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 03: People at El Rey De Las Fritas restaurant watch as U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney are seen during their televised debate on October 3, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The telecast is the first of four debates for the 2012 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami Frita Showdown Settles Frita Debate

It was the battle of the fritas in South Florida, Wednesday. Some people said it was going to be a showdown between the king and the magician.


Chloë McCardel  (Source: ChloëMcCardel.com)

Aussie Swimmer Eyes Swim From Cuba To Florida

An Australian swimmer will attempt this week to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013



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