Boat carrying around 60 people and headed for US state of Florida capsizes, killing 17 people, with some 25 passengers rescued so far, officials say.
Overcrowded boat was found near Caibarien, not far from Cayo Santa Maria, Cuban state media report, adding several days of stormy weather and thunderstorms forced the vessel towards the island nation.
Migrants entered Summerland Key in southern Florida state, a few days after more than 350 Haitians landed in the same place, officials say.
About 2,000 mainly Central American migrants continue their mass trek from the southern Mexico city of Tapachula, reaching a town about 26 kilometres away.
As US authorities deport planeloads of Haitians back to their crisis-wracked country from Texas, the migrants' fears that their long and treacherous journey was in vain are mounting.
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