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ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 02, 1996
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(Studio: Morton Dean) Report introduced.

(Miami: Karla Davis) The memorial for the Cuban-Americans pilots, whose Brothers to the Rescue planes were shot down by the Cuban government, featured; scenes shown of the flotilla of boats and of planes that were monitored by the United States Coast Guard and Air Force. [Two CUBAN-AMERICANS, Brothers to the Rescue Jose BASULTO, pilot Guillermo LARES - comment on their mission.] [US Air Force Major Bobby D'ANGELO - outlines the military's role.]

(Havana: Mark Potter) The relaxed response of the Cuban government to today's events featured; scenes shown from patrol boats and from Havana. Statement from Fidel Castro about the downing of the planes quoted from "Time" magazine. The likely passage of the Helms-Burton bill to tighten the United States economic embargo against Cuba noted.

Davis, Karla;
Dean, Morton;
Potter, Mark

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