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Name: Brothers to the Rescue

Historical Note:

Hermanos al Rescate [Brothers to the Rescue] is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of Cuban exile activists. The group was organized by JosĂ© Basulto and fellow pilots after a Cuban teenager died of dehydration trying to raft to the United States. The group conducted its humanitarian missions searching for rafters in the Florida Straits, through the efforts of a group of pilots, observers and volunteers from numerous countries, including Argentina, Cuba, PerĂș, France, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the United States, Venezuela and former Cuban rafters.

The organization has also conducted search missions for survivors of shipwrecks of U.S. citizens, Bahamians, Haitians and missing divers, committed to addressing the most basic human needs.

Sources: "Background Information." Hermanos al Rescate. Accessed July 26, 2013.
Note Author: Natalie Baur

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