Cuban rafter crisis, 20 years ago

08/17/2014 12:00 AM

08/15/2014 3:19 PM

In the summer of 1994, Cuban rafters took to the water in unprecedented numbers trying to reach the United States. This photo by Miami Herald photographer Charles Trainor Jr. captures an image of Cuban refugees packed onto a flimsy raft as they try to reach U.S. shores. View and buy more vintage Miami Herald photos at

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