Cuban Freedom 23, Castro 0

Score one for Cuban freedom. Or make that, 23:

23 Cuban migrants arrived in a makeshift boat early Tuesday morning at Higgs Beach in Key West. The group, which included two children, all appeared to be in good health. The boat used to make the trip appeared to be the hull of a sailboat, without the mast. They were taken to the U.S. Border Patrol station in Pembroke Pines for processing.

Interestingly, 6 of the 23 were no strangers to the Keys. They had been among a group of 15 who landed on an abandoned bridge near Marathon in January of 2006. All 15 were held offshore by the U.S. Coast Guard for five days while officials in Miami and Washington decided what to do.

The rest of the story is on Miami’s Channel 4’s website, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t give credit to the guys at Babalu Blog for being the first place I discovered this story.