March 12, 1989
Twenty-three people drowned as a Haitian boat headed for the United States capsized off the coast of Cuba, Prensa Latina news agency reported in Havana. The Cuban agency said that the vessel was carrying 166 when it left Haiti but that many survived the wreck because of the fast response of police and frontier guard rescuers. There was no immediate word on the cause of the capsize. Each year, dozens of U.S.