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US-Cuba Relations / Planes Shoot-Down / United States Sanctions #405188

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Sanctions imposed by the United States on Cuba for shooting down two planes that belonged to a Cuban exile group in Florida reported. [At UN, Cuban foreign minister Roberto ROBAINA - (thru translator) reads statement about the decision to shoot down the planes, which refused to leave Cuban air space.]

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The decision by President Clinton to endorse legislation that will tighten sanctions against Cuba examined; the three main provisions of the bill outlined. [Representative Dan BURTON - says this bill will send a strong signal to Fidel Castro.] [Senator Jesse HELMS - says "farewell Fidel."] Brothers to the Rescue said planning a weekend memorial in international waters near Cuba.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Havana: Lucia Newman) Cuba's defiant position on the shoot-down of anti- Castro planes by its MiG fighter jets featured. Correction given to an earlier CNN report on Cuban pilot defector Juan Pablo Roque. Statement from Cuban defense minister Raoul Castro quoted. [Cuban defense ministry Colonel Miguel Angel GALU - (thru translator) defends national sovereignty.] [ROQUE - (thru translator) says Brothers to the Rescue wanted and got martyrs and that the United States government knew the planes would be shot down.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bowker, Hilary;
Newman, Lucia;
Shaw, Bernard

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