The ten Cuban invasion prisoners, returned to the U.S. on orders of Cuban Premier Castro?
SV.Group of ex-prisoners at hotel.
SV.Miro Cardona in bed.
MV.Ex-prisoners in room
SV.Cardona and ex-prisoners.
MV.Ex-prisoners sign book.
SV.Group at hotel entrance.
MV.Ex-prisoner talks to others.
CU.Youngest member of group.
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Background: The ten Cuban invasion prisoners, returned to the U.S. on orders of Cuban Premier Castro to negotiate and exchange of over 1,000 prisoners for 500 tractors, arrived in Miami from Cuba, May 21, and visited Miro Cardona, leader of the anti-Castro rebels.
Miami is the stronghold in America of Cuban exiles, refugees and malcontents. In order to pay ransom money for the return of their men captured in the unsuccessful invasion last month, rebel leaders in Miami opened a funds and approached leading U.S. citizens to help them.
Next day, May 22, the ten paroled prisoners left for Washington with one week to arrange the barter. After that they must return to Cuba. At the same time in a surprise speech in Havana, Prime Minister Castro demanded "political prisoners" rather than tractors from the U.S.