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ksl.com — MIAMI (AP) - The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos: One of a spider, the other of a tiger with a flower.
ksl.com — MIAMI (AP) - The bodies surfaced 20 miles from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, the faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos - one with a spider on his back, another with a tiger on his arm.

Inaugural poet returns to Miami in new memoir - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — Since becoming both the first gay and Hispanic inaugural poet almost two years ago, Blanco has traveled the U.S., giving readings, writing poems and essays, and releasing two non-fiction books. He has become a literary spokesman of sorts, advocating for a more inclusive America and revealing his own struggles to come to terms with his identity as a gay man.

Inaugural poet returns to Miami in new memoir

news.yahoo.com — MIAMI (AP) - In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles. Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet grew up here, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos."
ksl.com — MIAMI (AP) - In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles. Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet grew up here, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos."

Inaugural poet returns to Miami in new memoir

sacbee.com — In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles.

US-Cuba stalemate leaves dead rafters adrift

buenosairesherald.com — MIAMI - The bodies surfaced 32 kilometres from a popular South Florida beach: four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, the faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two bore tattoos: one of a spider, the other of a tiger with a flower.

Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son

news.yahoo.com — MIAMI (AP) - For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son. He trekked through mangroves, shrubs and mosquito-ridden thickets in knee-deep water, and he crossed miles and miles of vast blue sea.

Father of missing Cuban migrant searching for son - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — MIAMI (AP) - For two days, Lazaro Allegue has scoured the waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and combed the thick brush on nearby keys in search of his son. So far, he has only found an empty inner tube. Twenty-eight-year-old Adrian Allegue is one of two rafters still missing from a makeshift vessel that carried 13 men from Cojimar, Cuba.

Cuban migrant recounts nightmare voyage on raft - The Monitor: Us News

themonitor.com — They drank sea water and vomited. They told stories. They thought about their children. After a week, Moreno, 39, decided they had no option left but to try and swim to shore. He broke apart what was left of the raft, giving each man a piece to cling to, and they separated into the night.
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