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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 25, 1971
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(Studio) 50 Cuban fishermen in custody of Florida officials after entering disputed territorial waters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Key West, Florida) Florida fisherman Joe Fitzgerald reports 4 Cuban fishing boats in Florida territorial waters to United States Coast Guard. [Lola PURDUE - describes Cuban boats nearly colliding with United States boat.] United States Coast Guard releases 3 boats, charges captain of 4th with attempting to ram United States boat. Florida officials file charges against all 4 Cuban boats; jurisdictional dispute results. [Florida marine patrol Lieutenant E.G. LITTLE - says have 3 vessels in custody.] Coast Guard denies jurisdictional dispute, but questions captain of 1 boat; Florida officials question capts. of 3 other boats.
REPORTER: Del Vaughn

Cronkite, Walter;
Vaughn, Del

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