10/29/13 - Montreal Gazette - Bahamas detains about 40 Cuban migrants left on deserted island
NASSAU, Bahamas - The Foreign Ministry of the Bahamas says about 40
migrants from Cuba have been detained among the small, uninhabited keys in
the south of the island chain.
A Foreign Ministry statement says the migrants include one child and were
left by smugglers on a deserted island near Cay Sal. The ministry says it
detained two alleged smugglers along with the group.
The migrants had apparently taken off from La Isabela, Cuba, about 55 miles
(90 kilometres) to the south.
The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the migrants would be taken to
Bahamas' New Providence island to be processed and then repatriated to
The Bahamian government has come under pressure in recent months from Cuban
advocates in the United States who have accused authorities in the Bahamas
of mistreating migrants.
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