March 25, 2005

Cuban Refugees Land at Fort Jefferson

Julio C. Zangroniz at Babalu has an exclusive story about a group of Cuban refugees arriving at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.

"On Wednesday, March 23 a group of 14 Cuban refugees, 13 men and one woman, walked quietly into the grounds surrounding historic Fort Jefferson, then sat meekly at a picnic table, just as if they were just another group of tourists exploring the remote outpost."

Michelle and I visited the Tortugas, last February. You can get there by plane or you can take a 90-minute ferry boat ride from Key West. It's a magical place.

In 2004, over 450 refugees made it to freedom there.

You can read Julio's full story, and see some touching photographs here.

Posted by Gus at 11:01 PM | Comments (0)