Black Sheep of Exile has the compelling story of the Coast Guard's "accidental" murder of yet another Cuban refugee while giving chase to a boat with 34 others. The man sustained severe head injuries in the pursuit but was still alive when he was put on a Coast Guard helicopter and transported, not to a hospital, but to Opa-locka Airport's Coast Guard station, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Coast Guard officials refused to "second guess" the pilot's decision not to fly to Homestead Hospital or Baptist Hospital, just minutes away from the airport. According to the Coast Guard's own figures, 65 Cuban refugees have died since December 2007 in interdiction attempts on the high seas, or an average of six per month (not counting the hundreds who die without the Coast Guard's assistance).
At Babalú, Val Prieto does not blame the Coast Guard for the unidentified Cuban's death: they also serve who kill the occasional Cuban straggler from Val's pressure cooker. Babalú prefers to blame the smugglers that tried to escape the Coast Guard's attempts to re-enslave the Cubans in Castro's name and Bush's (and with a nod to Bill Clinton as well).
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