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Marieleños hold reunion in Miami to honor Mariel - their hometown before the boatlift

A banquet hall in west Miami-Dade on Sunday became a time machine of sorts to the early Twentieth Century Cuba -- and the town of Mariel. One of the ``travelers'' was Gertrudis Balsindri, who was born in the coastal town 25 miles east of Havanaon Nov. 17, 1900 -- that makes her 109.

 

  • Marieleños hold reunion to celebrate the other Mariel A banquet hall in west Miami-Dade on Sunday became a time machine of sorts to the early Twentieth Century Cuba -- and the town of Mariel.

  • MARIEL BOATLIFT

    Woman's question boosted Mariel

    The Mariel boatlift, which ended Sept. 26, 1980, effectively ended President Jimmy Carter's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba.

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