US repatriates 50 Cuban migrants found at sea

Since October, the US Coast Guard has picked up 2,460 Cuban trying to reach the United StatesThe United States repatriated 50 Cuban migrants Wednesday who had been intercepted at sea in precarious rafts trying to reach US shores. The migrants were arrested last week in three different boats that had left Bahia de Cabanas bay in northern Cuba, the US Coast Guard said. “All three interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey,” the US Coast Guard said in a statement. It said the migrants were all transferred “safely” to a Coast Guard vessel for repatriation.

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