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Cuban migrant arrives in Florida in an inflatable kayak

Madrid Spain.- A Cuban migrant arrived on the shores of Florida this Sunday in an inflatable kayak.

According to the Miami chief of the United States Border Patrol, Walter N. Slosar, the Cuban was detained by the United States Border Patrol (USBP) after making landfall in Marathon, Florida.

Although he did not specify the name, age, province, or state of health in which the Antillean arrived, Slosar indicated through Twitter that he “will be processed for deportation proceedings.”

Cubans throw themselves into the sea in any type of boat

During the last year Cubans, in their desperation to leave the Island due to the unsustainable economic crisis, in addition to rustic boats, have used dissimilar means to jump into the sea and reach the Florida coast.

In March of this year, diver Elián López Cabrera was rescued by the United States Coast Guard when he was trying to reach the northern country on a windsurf board.

Cuban who came to the United States on a windsurf board. (Photo: Twitter / USCG)

Cabrera, a native of Matanzas and a cancer survivor, had thrown himself into the sea at Varadero beach. At the time of the rescue he was dehydrated, after facing the difficult journey.

Last July it transpired that three Cubans crossed the Straits of Florida on a water bike.

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Cuban rafters on a water bike rescued by the US Coast Guard. (Photo: Coast Guard)

Current Cuban migration crisis

Since October 1, 2021, the beginning of the current fiscal year, US Coast Guard crews have intercepted 4,440 Cubans, a figure that exceeds the number of migrants from the island intercepted each fiscal year from 2017 to 2021.

According to a recent report issued by the Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), this figure represents a migratory record of Cubans to the United States and an increase of 20,496 Caribbeans who arrived in the northern country through areas border areas, mostly with Mexico (20,099), last July.

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