Coast Guard United States Miami is monitoring any activity aimed at increasing “unsafe and illegal” intersections between Florida Cuba. The move comes in response to rare protests on the island’s streets.
Rear Admiral Eric C. Jones issued a warning on Monday night that Cuba was in exile United States They said they planned to go to the island in boats full of supplies to show their support for the protesters Cuba. South Florida has the largest Cuban-American community.
In Miami, Cuban social media figures quoted by the Miami Herald said Monday would be a 10-hour sea voyage. Cuba To support the street protests that erupted over the weekend.
They called people in, saying they were helping – and bringing weapons Miami To deliver their boats.
A group gathered Monday night at Pelican Harbor Marina near the North Bay village area, with people bringing bottled water, flashlights and boxes of pasta, the newspaper reported.
“Water, food, medicine, whatever we can bring Cuba. Anything we can wear is good, ”organizer Dennis Zuero told WSVN.
The group did not come far in the rain Monday night.
An organizer posted on his Santiago Riviera Instagram account Tuesday that the Coast Guard had stopped its crew due to “gun problems.” They promised to try again “with the permission of the authorities of this country” on Wednesday morning.
The Coast Guard report indicated that it would not grant such permission. He noted that the voyage was “dangerous and unforgivable” and that nearly 20 Cubans had attempted to cross the strait in recent weeks. He said the Coast Guard is working with local, state and federal partners to monitor the illegal departure of ships from Florida. Cuba”.
Rivera’s message thanked the people for their support of the work and said that the Cubans were setting their own rules and losing fear. “It’s not about politics, it’s about humanity and common sense. I am proud to be a Cuban and to lay down my life for my land, “the statement said.