"I saw the desperation," he said of the people in the boat. "They were definitely thirsty."I hope the Kahoons are now in Canada, telling their story about how they helped 17 Cubans who arrived at a distant shore in search of freedom and opportunity. But will Canadians who vacation on the communist paradise ever get it? Or does a cheap vacation trumps the suffering of millions?
This comes from being at sea for 10 days. The people had left Cuba in a leaky boat they had built themselves with hopes of landing near Miami. They were some 1,000 km off course. Needless to say the Honduran authorities were less than pleased. Within minutes police had guns drawn and had issued orders for them to get back on the vessel and get back sailing. Kahoon, who found himself positioned between the guns and the boat, would have none of it.
Read the rest from the Toronto Sun [here].