Sounds like things are about the same then….
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A little less than a month ago, President Obama announced that the United States would seek to normalize relations with Cuba. Since then, Cuba has waffled on releasing prisoners it promised to release, and Cubans are continuing to risk their lives to escape the island and reach the United States. The Coast Guard is reporting a 117 percent increase in Cuban escape attempts since then, including 121 Cubans who were intercepted in the last week alone.