Bahamas interception of sea-borne Cuban migrants jumps in 2022

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By Jasper Ward (Reuters) – The Bahamas detained an increasing number of sea-borne Cuban migrants in 2022 compared with 2021, according to figures released to Reuters, as an economic crisis triggered an exodus from the Communist-run island. The Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) apprehended 623 Cuban migrants in 2022 compared with 17 the year before, according to RBDF figures provided to Reuters, with migrant interceptions picking up pace in recent months. Cuban vessels typically end up in Bahamian waters after being blown off course or navigating the wrong way while trying to reach Florida. Ve…

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