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US sees surge in Cuban rafters
aiming for Florida

Associated Press, by Christine Armario

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Posted By:PageTurner, 8/18/2014 1:39:39 AM

MIAMI — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States. “The biggest dream a Cuban has is to leave,” said Morera, who was frustrated by government limits on his pizza business. He had no money for airplane tickets or smugglers, so decided to risk his life at sea. Morera’s journey was so turbulent that many people vomited, but all made it alive in just 20 hours. They ran

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These aren´t the freedom fighters, they´re the ´where´s my blue jeans, where´s my blow-dryer?´ crowd. They´ve heard about the easy ride the Central Americans are getting and are looking for welfare.

      


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US sees surge in Cuban rafters
aiming for Florida
Associated Press, by Christine Armario    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/18/2014 1:39:39 AM     Post Reply
MIAMI — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States. “The biggest dream a Cuban has is to leave,” said Morera, who was frustrated by government limits on his pizza business. He had no money for airplane tickets or smugglers, so decided to risk his life at sea. Morera’s journey was so turbulent that many people vomited, but all made it alive in just 20 hours. They ran

   

 

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Posted By: PageTurner- 8/13/2014 6:49:18 PM     Post Reply
Agents working for Argentina´s Federal Public Incomes Administration (AFIP), with a little help from Larishka the dog, found 86,500 dollars hidden by an Argentine who was trying to leave the country for Uruguay. The passenger was carrying 6,500 in a hold-all pack and was about to leave the Buquebus ferry terminal in Buenos Aires for Colonia, on the other side of the Río de la Plata, when Larishka turned her attention towards the car engine. AFIP agents followed up the dog´s hint, and discovered a further 86,500 dollars in the vehicle´s air filter, just 15 minutes before the boat was

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Posted By: PageTurner- 8/12/2014 2:28:31 PM     Post Reply
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