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Cuba / Planes Downing / Memorial #368463

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 02, 1996
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Miami: Diana Gonzalez) The memorial for the Cuban-Americans pilots, whose Brothers to the Rescue planes were shot down by the Cuban government one week ago, featured; scenes shown of the flotilla of boats and planes that were escorted by the United States Coast Guard, but were delayed by bad weather. [Boaters Margarita AGUIAR, Nick GARCIA, Brothers to the Rescue Jose BASULTO - comment on their mission.] Gathering of Cuban exiles for a service at Miami's Orange Bowl shown.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) The Cuban reaction introduced.

(Havana: Art Rascon) Cuba's position on today's flotilla memorial, the planes shoot-down and the prospects for normal relations with the US featured. [Government spokesman Carlos FERNANDEZ de COSSIO - states Cuba's view.] Statement from Fidel Castro about the downing of the planes and the activities of Brothers to the Rescue quoted from Time magazine.

Gonzalez, Diana;
Rascon, Art;
Schieffer, Bob

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