Cruise ship returns to South Florida with 17 Cuban migrants rescued at sea

Royal Caribbean's Liberty of The Seas rescued a group of 17 migrants from Cuba who were stranded at sea on Jan. 14 and arrived at Port Everglades o...

January 19, 2023
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Royal Caribbean's Liberty of The Seas rescued a group of 17 migrants from Cuba who were stranded at sea on Jan. 14 and arrived at Port Everglades on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Witnesses said the migrants were shouting 'Patria y Vida,' Spanish for 'Homeland and Life,' a slogan and song that mocked Cuban propaganda's 'Homeland or Death.' The hip-hop song was associated with the historic July 2021 Cuban protests and has now become an anthem for Cubans' new freedom movement.'People got saved, and it was kind of a good feeling,' said Brett Kahn, a cruise passenger from Fort Lauderdale.

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