• Short Summary

    NINE AMERICANS ARRIVED BY AIR AT HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA, ON TUESDAY AFTER BEING RELEASED BY THE CUBAN AUTHORITIES.

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    NINE AMERICANS ARRIVED BY AIR AT HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA, ON TUESDAY AFTER BEING RELEASED BY THE CUBAN AUTHORITIES. THEY HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN FEBRUARY WHILE WALKING ON A BEACH WHERE THEY HAD BEEN SHIPWRECKED AFTER THEIR SKIN-DIVING EXPEDITION HAD RUN INTO DIFFICULTIES.

    MR.JAMES DONOVAN, THE NEW YORK LAWYER WHO ORGANISED THE "BAY OF PIGS" REPATRIATION, ARRANGED THEIR RELEASE AND SAID THAT THE CUBAN AUTHORITIES HAD ESTABLISHED THE MEN'S INNOCENCE IN SPITE OF THE SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. LATER, MR.DONOVAN FLEW WITH THE MEN IN THE PAN-AMERICAN AIRCRAFT TO THE HOMESTEAD AIR FORCE BASE.

    THE PARTY HAD BEE ACCUSED OF SPYING FOR THE AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. IN SOME CASES THE AMERICANS HAD BEEN PLACED IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR AS LONG AS 43 DAYS, BUT OTHER THAN THAT THEY HAD NO COMPLAINTS OF MISTREATMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GI1P59TEKWVE5EIBREZB22X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GI1P59TEKWVE5EIBREZB22X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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