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Cuban President Raul Castro(L), Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes(C) and Cuban first vice president Miguel Diaz Canel  are seen during  the 61st Anniversary of the Moncada Barracks attack celebrations at the Artemisa Mausoleum monument on July 26, 2014. (credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 3,000 Cuban Rafters Picked Up By US Authorities So Far In 2014

One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.

08/15/2014

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