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CUBANS FLEE TO CAYMANS

The flow of Cuban rafters headed toward Florida has abated, but the Cayman government said scores of Cubans are still turning up on its beaches.

On Thursday, 182 Cuban refugees arrived on the affluent British colony, pushing the total number of Cubans in the Caymans above 1,100.The deserted south coast of Cuba, near the Cabo Cruz peninsula, provides an escape route to the Caymans, 120 miles off the Cuban shore. Newly arriving refugees said they left that area Tuesday morning and no one was there to stop them.

The Cayman Islands, population 30,000, wrestled Friday with the problem the large influx of refugees is presenting.