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8/1994-Al Diaz/Miami Herald--In 1994 Cuban balseros turned the tiny fishing village of Cojimar into a major point of embarkation for thousands seeking a better life. Here, Idelisa Gonzalez, right,  cries and prays to God as her only daughter leaves Cojimar, Cuba on a makeshift raft. The woman at left is unidentified.