A Mixed Bag from Fidel's Jails

Dope dealers and dissidents are among Jesse's 48 freed men

For a time last week they seemed to be merely chips in Jesse Jackson's political game. The 48 prisoners he brought back from Havana were a varied assortment: 26 Cubans jailed for political offenses against the Castro regime, and 22 U.S. citizens, all of whom had been charged by the Cubans with drug trafficking or drug possession. But after they stepped from their plane at Dulles International Airport near Washington, a cheering throng of friends and relatives greeted them with tears of joy that...

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