Looking to come to the US, Cubans turn to an unusual market for boat parts: Facebook

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Miami Herald

When Amauri decided to leave Cuba for the United States, he bought metal sheets to build a rustic boat to take him to the Florida Keys. But when Amauri, who asked that his last name not be used for fear of retaliation from the Cuban government, decided to abandon the idea, he did what many on the island looking to resell their things do: He put the metal plates for sale on Facebook. “Buyers appear there more easily than looking for them directly on the street,” said Amauri, who has sold about 20 metal sheets to people looking to build homemade vessels. In a country where construction materials…

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