• Short Summary

    SEVENTEEN REFUGEES FROM CUBA ARRIVED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA, IN A SMALL BOAT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) REPORTING THAT THEY HAD LEFT THOUSANDS OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN ON THE BEACH OF A CUBAN PORT ASKING TO BE TAKEN OFF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    SEVENTEEN REFUGEES FROM CUBA ARRIVED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA, IN A SMALL BOAT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) REPORTING THAT THEY HAD LEFT THOUSANDS OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN ON THE BEACH OF A CUBAN PORT ASKING TO BE TAKEN OFF THE ISLAND. MRS OSVALDO BAZO, ONE REFUGEE, SAID: "THOUSANDS WERE ON THE BEACH SAYING -- TAKE ME -- TAKE ME."
    THE REFUGEES ARRIVED AS HAVANA RADIO STATED THAT SIX MORE BOATS HAD DEPARTED FROM CAMARIOCA, BOUND FOR FLORIDA, APPARENTLY THE VANGUARD OF AN EXODUS FROM CUBA.

    THE RADIO SAID THAT SIX BOATS LEFT AFTER RECEIVING FOOD, GASOLINE AND OTHER ASSISTANCE FROM CUBAN AUTHORITIES. THE CUBAN PREMIER, DR CASTRO, NAMED SUNDAY AS THE STARTING DATE FOR CUBANS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEY WISHED, AND SET ASIDE CAMARIOCA AS THE EMIGRATION POINT. HOWEVER, THE AMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT SAID IT WANTED TO DELAY ANY BIG INFLOW OF REFUGEES UNTIL FORMAL ARRANGEMENTS WERE COMPLETED BETWEEN CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES, REPRESENTED BY THE SWISS EMBASSY IN HAVANA THIS WAS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 10 DAYS.

    IN THE MEANTIME, CUBANS FROM THE UNITED STATES, LOATHE TO DELAY ANY LONGER INSETTING OUT TO PICK UP RELATIVES ON THE ISLAND, HAVE BEEN SLIPPING OUT OF PORTS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.

    THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT LAID ON A RED-CARPET SERVICE FOR SOME OF THE REFUGEES. ONE LAUNCH THAT LEFT CAMARIOCA WAS RE-FUELLED BY AIR FROM HELICOPTERS AFTER 20 MILES.

    THIRTY-SIX OTHER CUBANS, WHO BY-PASSED CAMARIOCA AND LEFT FROM A DIFFERENT PORT, CLAIMED LATER IN KEY WEST THAT THEY EXCHANGED FIRE WITH CUBAN SOLDIERS, AND ONE MILITIAMAN WAS KILLED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACIZ8OGJDXOIU6FJ8VH4RV81G3
    Media URN:
    VLVACIZ8OGJDXOIU6FJ8VH4RV81G3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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