The Coach / Supporter
- Sep 6, 2003
Two Cubans who tried to sail to Florida in a truck converted to a pontoon boat last year are making another attempt, this time piloting a seagoing 1950s-era Buick with nine other people , including five children, relatives said.
Marciel Basanta Lopez and Luis Gras Rodriguez, who were sent back to Cuba in July after they failed to reach Florida in a converted 1951 Chevy pickup, were allegedly at the helm of the newest vehicle-boat conversion.
Relatives in Cuba told Basanta's cousin, Kiriat Lopez, who lives in Lake Worth, that they knew the men were planning a second escape attempt.
"My cousin isn't crazy. He wants to be free," Lopez told the newspaper. "That's how crazy he is."
Can't believe they're leaving all that free healthcare behind.