HAVANA TIMES – A total of 44 Cubans, five women and 39 men , arrived Monday to Sangrelaya, on the north coast of Honduras, in two small boats, the local police reported.
The Cubans were in route to the United States, where they have relatives and friends, especially in Miami.
According to AFP, the Honduran immigration authorities traditionally extended to Cubans arriving illegally by sea permission to remain between 15 and 30 days.
The arrival of Cubans to Honduran beaches generally increases between December and May, when there is little wind or rain in the Caribbean. In the past eight years over 1,600 Cubans have used this, who later made ??it to Miami.
Meanwhile, bad news came on Christmas Day for the hopes of finding six Cubans whose small boat capsized en route to Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic, as the US Coast Guard called off its four day search at sea, noted Café Fuerte.
The Coast Guard Service announced Wednesday that it had called off the search for possible survivors, and everything points to a new Cuban tragedy at sea. The group, which left on Dec. 17 from a beach in the southeast of the Dominican Republic, was carrying three men and three women.”
“While the fate of people may never be known or what happened to them, our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones during this difficult time,” said, Capt. Drew Pearson, Sector San Juan commander in the statement calling off the search.