Cuba: Do-It-Yourself Airlift

CUBA Do-It-Yourself Airlift

The U.S.-Cuban airlift can handle only a trickle of the flood of Cubans who would leave for the mainland if they could. For those who are barred by Castro or lack the patience to wait as much as five years for a plane seat, there are other routes. Last week four Cubans hijacked a 43-ft. government mineral-resources boat and tootled into the Florida Keys. Seven others put into Marathon, Fla., in a 16-ft. sailboat, and the U.S. Coast Guard rescued an other twelve Cubans in a small craft just off the Cuban coast. But the week's boldest try...

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