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Five Cuban migrants landed in an upscale town in the Florida Keys earlier this week, after making the treacherous crossing in a rustic open boat, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Alighting in Key Colony Beach before dawn on Tuesday, they accosted a policeman and were turned over to US Customs and Border Protection for processing.
More than a century after slavery officially ended in Brazil, DNA tests are giving Afro-Brazilians the intriguing chance to find out who they are beyond mere skin color. Slavery was abolished in Brazil 127 years ago, but the vast operation to force Africans to work the Portuguese colonists' plantations and mines resulted in a black and mixed population that today accounts for just over half the 202 million total. DNA testing has opened the door to following that identity trail back.