Bahamas detains about 40 Cuban migrants left on deserted island; 2
alleged smugglers held
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCTOBER 29, 2013
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 Cuba.
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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