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Balseros

  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2003
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Carlos Bosch

Synopsis

In 1994, after local protests against his regime had reached a fever pitch, Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a surprising announcement -- that any ships that wished to leave Cuba would not be stopped by his seagoing forces. Before long, dozens of jerry-rigged vessels were attempting to make the 90-mile journey to the United States across shark-infested waters, but American president Bill Clinton responded by announcing the Cubans would not be given asylum, while those who had already arrived were sent to a...more

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