Nearly every Cuban exile has a harrowing story about how they fled Castro's Cuba.
Each journey is full of tremendous risk, pain and sacrifice -- and that's just to leave the island.
Then, there are the challenges of starting a new life in a foreign land.
To help ease this transition, a new website has been launched to help Cubans find their friends and relatives abroad.
It's called Cuban Search.
According to its founder, George Utset (of the blog, The Real Cuba), the response has been overwhelming -- parents looking for children who had left Cuba and they couldn't find, children looking for their parents, brothers, cousins, friends and schoolmates.
You can either search for a particular name, or register and enter the person that you are looking for. You can also search alphabetically, by city, or even by school.
Cuban Search has also teamed up with Cuba Archive Project to provide a database of Cubans who have disappeared at sea trying to escape Castro's Cuba.
It is estimated that as many as 70,000 Cubans have perished at sea in search for freedom.
Thus far, over 900 have been identified.
You can search using their names, aliases, date of departure from Cuba and location.
Another tragic reality in this on-going Cuban saga.
Click here to begin your search.
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