Friday, October 13, 2006

Fleeing Cuba

Our hard-working fellow bloggers at Penultimos Dias have a link to a story that appears today in The Sun Sentinnel, in Florida.

According to the paper, suspected immigrant smugglers beached a speedboat with some "unusual passengers" on Fisher Island, which is described as a "millionaires' enclave".

On board, 28 Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro's paradise. Yes, I know, they are ungrateful bastards who obviously don't appreciate all that free health care and excellent education system.

The unusual passengers? The Cubans also brought along with them six Cuban finches, which seems to have excited the authorities no end.

The humans were handed over to the US immigration authorities for processing, while the finches were taken away to a quarantine centre where they will be "observed and tested for diseases such as avian influenza".

2 Comments:

Blogger Henry "Conductor" Gomez said...

Fisher Island is indeed a Millionaires' enclave. It's actually the tip of the barrier island that is Miami Beach that was isolated when the port of Miami was dredged. You can only reach Fisher Island on a ferry that departs every 15 minutes from the McArthur Causeway (the causeway that takes you from downtown to South Beach).

11:25 am  
Blogger Luis M Garcia said...

Sounds like a nice place to land, Henry. Right smack in the middle of the American dream.

12:20 pm  

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