Boat smuggling Haitians stopped in Fort Pierce. Hundreds of Cubans land in the Keys

A large fishing boat carried 25 people from Haiti to shore in Fort Pierce Thursday in what federal authorities say was a human-smuggling operation....

November 19, 2022
12:59 AM

A large fishing boat carried 25 people from Haiti to shore in Fort Pierce Thursday in what federal authorities say was a human-smuggling operation. The landing was one of dozens this week, mostly in the Florida Keys, in which nearly 300 migrants arrived in South Florida. The region is the endpoint of the largest exodus from Cuba in nearly a decade and from Haiti since the early 2000s, as both nations are experiencing political and economic turmoil — and Haiti's security situation is becoming more dangerous by the day.

David Goodhue