Florida Strait

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A sea passage between Cuba and the Florida Keys, linking the Gulf of Mexico with the Atlantic Ocean.
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Flor′ida Strait′

a strait between Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas, connecting the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic.
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Starting in the 1960s, after the Cuban revolution, thousands began crossing the Florida Strait, seeking an escape from persecution and poverty.
That kind of help goes beyond establishing friendships across the Florida Strait: Conversation has led to more consistent communication via the internet and the exchange of periodicals and articles, Sosa said, along with more priests and laypeople visiting the island for retreats, missions, and to teach.
also are bound by strategic interests that have remained remarkably solid despite the continuing vitriol over the Florida Strait. Even as public diplomacy festers, in recent months shared policy initiatives, technical cooperation pacts and binational task forces have survived and, in some cases, even strengthened.
Their anecdotes spoke the truth about investing in Cuba: that opportunities abound but the challenges remain formidable in spite of the rosy pronouncements by governments on both sides of the Florida Strait.
Because crossing the Florida Strait on rickety rafts or dilapidated boats is so dangerous, and the chances of being caught by the Coast Guard are high, the flow of illegal migrants remained manageable.
She had unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012, the report said.
Emilio Bejel's autobiography, the story of a small-town Cuban boy who worked through his sexual, political and personal riddles on both sides of the Florida Strait, is no exception.
Their bones lie interred at Normandy, in Treblinka, in the Soviet gulags, in the Cambodian killing fields, in the waters of the Florida Strait. Like John Birch, they all died in the hope that generations unborn would benefit from their sufferings and sacrifices, even if their names were lost to posterity.
Doing away with them would create an entirely different atmosphere across the Florida Strait and would expedite a solution.
This effect, used to monitor ocean currents in the Florida Strait, had been previously suggested as away to detect water movement triggered by earthquakes.
The mechanism they used to explain the ring detachment included the sea-level difference in the Florida Strait.
They will not tolerate a thaw over the Florida Strait as long as the Castros hold sway in Havana.

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