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Mexican officials find 14 Cuban nationals floating off Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The National Migration Institute (INM) has reported the rescue of 14 people of Cuban nationality. The group was discovered traveling aboard a 30-foot vessel named Capt. Joshua after it was intercepted by Mexican navy officials.

The 11 men and three women were found aboard the boat in the vicinity of Isla Mujeres. They reportedly set sail Monday from a region of the Cayman Islands with the intention of reaching Honduras, but due to a mechanical breakdown and wind gusts, were thrown off course.

As part of the immigration procedure, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) was notified. Personnel from the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) have since taken over the case since those on board have requested political asylum in Mexico.