21 more for freedom

Rough seas can’t deter the human yearning for freedom:

Nearly two dozen Cubans braved wind whipped seas to make a dangerous crossing to South Florida.

The 21 migrants were dropped off Monday morning at the toll plaza on the Rickenbacker Causeway. They told CBS4’s Yusila Ramirez they left Cuba on Friday, and spent the following two days in extremely rough seas.

“The conditions were rough, the waves were huge out there, but everybody stayed calm and here we are safe and sound,” said Andre, “everyone was anxious to arrive. We did everything right to here. I was scared, now I’m just cold.”

If the “Socialist Paradise” is such a wonderful place, why do so many Cubans brave 90-plus miles of treacherous sea in makeshift rafts to leave?

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