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Cubanos en Miami hablan de navegar a la isla para respaldar protestas

Cuban exiles rally at Versailles Restaurant in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood in support of protesters in Cuba, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Miami. Sunday's protests in Cuba marked some of the biggest displays of antigovernment sentiment in the tightly controlled country in years. Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of U.S. sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Cuban exiles rally at Versailles Restaurant in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood in support of protesters in Cuba, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Miami. Sunday's protests in Cuba marked some of the biggest displays of antigovernment sentiment in the tightly controlled country in years. Cuba is going through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, as it suffers the consequences of U.S. sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

MIAMI – La Guardia Costera de Estados Unidos en Miami está advirtiendo contra los esfuerzos para cruzar los estrechos entre Florida y Cuba en respuesta a las raras protestas callejeras en la isla.

Muchos se reunieron en el Pelican Harbor Marina cerca de North Bay village en Miami el lunes por la noche.

“Si conseguimos suficientes barcos y obtenemos un permiso, podríamos ir a Cuba y ayudarlos. Tomar medicamentos, tomar suministros ... Pero sin la ayuda del gobierno de Estados Unidos será difícil”, dijo Darian Suárez, un cubanoamericano del condado de Miami-Dade. "

El contraalmirante de la Guardia Costera estadounidense Eric C. Jones publicó un comunicado diciendo que las autoridades locales y federales están monitoreando cualquier “salida de embarcaciones no autorizadas desde Florida a Cuba”.

En Miami, personalidades de las redes sociales cubanas anunciaron su esfuerzo para hacer el viaje en bote de 10 horas para mostrar su apoyo a los cubanos que protestan contra los precios más altos y la escasez de alimentos en la isla.


About the Authors:

Veronica Crespo writes for Local10.com and also oversees the Español section of the website. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism and Spanish.