Boat with 842 Haitians headed for US winds up in Cuba

28 May 2022
2022-05-28 14:50

Red Cross officials in the province of Villa Clara said Wednesday that the 842 Haitians were being housed at a tourist campground.

The group arrived Tuesday at Villa Blanca, about 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of Havana, and reportedly included 70 children and 97 women.

It is not unusual for currents and winds to carry Haitians to Cuba, which borders most of the sea path between Haiti and the US. Cuba returns most of the arriving migrants to Haiti.

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