Balsero is a label given to Cubans that seek political asylum in the U.S., specifically in Miami, FL. They mostly arrive in homemade boats, and once they touch dry land, they are given certain protections. This is a Cuban Crocodile, only found in Cuba, which is of particular interest because it prefers to live on land (US's dry land policy) and when it does inhabit the water it prefers fresh water and marshes (such as the Everglades in South Florida). It was once found in all of the Caribbean (alluding to Spanish Colonial rule) and is now endangered (like the plight of the people of Cuba). Furthermore, the island of Cuba is known by many to be shaped like a "caiman".