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Jamaican Coast Guard Rescues 38 Haitian Migrants


The Jamaican Coast Guard has rescued 38 Haitian migrants found sailing in a wooden boat off the east coast of the Caribbean island nation.

Officials say the migrants were rescued by a helicopter near the Morant Cays, about 50 kilometers off Jamaica's coast, and taken to a shelter.

Jamaica is about 160 kilometers west of Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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