Cuba: More Refugees, More Blackmail

The yellow manila envelope postmarked New York arrived in the regular 8:30 a.m. mail and was addressed simply "109 S.W. 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida"—the headquarters of the Second Front of the Escambray, an anti-Castro exile organization. Inside, under the letterhead of Communist Cuba's mission to the United Nations, was an astonishing four-page "press release" that spelled out the details of Havana's Oct. 12 note to Washington setting down Fidel Castro's terms for the evacuation of Cubans to the U.S. Until last week, both the U.S. and Cuba were keeping negotiations more or...

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