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Cuba-US Relations / Planes Downing #368118

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Rita Braver) The official response from President Clinton to the downing by the Cuban air force of two planes belonging to the Cuban- American exile group Brothers to the Rescue featured. [CLINTON - calls the shoot-down a flagrant violation of international law.] Actions against Cuba that are being taken or considered by the United States outlined. [Brothers to the Rescue Jose BASULTO - comments.] [Presidential candidate Senator Bob DOLE - criticizes Clinton's reaction as weak.]

(Havana: Art Rascon) The Cuban position on the shoot-down, which occurred at a time of political tension within Cuba, presented. [National Assembly president Ricardo ALARCON - says objects from the planes prove they were shot down over Cuban territory.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) More details concerning the Brothers to the Rescue group, which has been helping Cuban boat people fleeing to the United States and distributing anti-Castro literature, provided.

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Martin, David;
Rascon, Art;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:40

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