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Cuban migration to U.S. drops sharply

The number of Cubans trying to enter the United States illegally - typically aboard rickety boats and rafts - has fallen off sharply, U.S. officials say.

Interviews with U.S. officials and Cuban affairs experts indicate the U.S. recession, more stringent enforcement in the Florida Straits, tougher immigration policies in Mexico's and less restrictive U.S.-Cuba relations are all playing parts in the slowing flow of immigrants, the Herald said.

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