Balsero Rafter Crisis (1994)

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     One woman rests while another on inner-tube rafts to
      leave Cuba.
     A raft with a "For Sale" sign on the beach in Cojimar, Cuba, after its builder decided
     not to use it.

     Seven refugees launch their home-made raft from Cuba for the U.S.      One of thousands of rafts sets off from Cuba.

     A Cuban jumps toward a raft he hopes will take him to
     the United States.
      A refugee screaming at Cuban police who want to inspect his boat for the
      presence of children, who have been forbidden to leave on rafts.