• Short Summary

    A Cuban fishing boat sank in the Peruvian port of El Callao on Friday (22 July) after a mysterious explosion.

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    A Cuban fishing boat sank in the Peruvian port of El Callao on Friday (22 July) after a mysterious explosion.

    US-Cuba relations were broken off in 1961, two years after the accession to power to the Communist regime of Fidel Castro. The first step in any resumption of relations has already been agreed on. After talks in New York early last month, the two countries decided to exchange diplomats. The United States would open an Interests Section in the Swiss Embassy in Havana and Cuba would open a similar section in the Czechoslovak Embassy in Washington.

    SYNOPSIS: Reports said the boat, the Rio Jobado, sank in the early hours of Friday after an explosion on board. Officials in the Peruvian capital of Lima, which is near El Callao said the possibility of sabotage had not been discounted and an inquiry into the cause of the explosion was underway. The crew of 60 on board the Rio Jobado escaped unhurt in the incident.

    Fishing is one of Cuba's main Primary industries in its drive for self-sufficiency.

    Sugar is of course the major industry and overseas export earner, but fishing is one of the fastest growing sectors. Fishing rights were the subject of tough negotiation recently between Cuba and the United States. Cuba and the United States. Cuba and the United States both have two hundred miles' fishing limits (320 kms). However they're separated by only 90 miles (145 kms) of sea. The question is even more important in the light of recent moves to restore relations between the two countries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4MPD0NCOVXNXAJDVGRJ3QNKF4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4MPD0NCOVXNXAJDVGRJ3QNKF4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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