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Cuba / United States Ship #455363

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 16, 1971
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(Studio) Cuba admits capture of Miami-based cargo ship Johnny Express calling it pirate ship under CIA. Captain Jose Villa and several crewmen wounded. Villa's family goes to Key Biscayne to ask President Nixon's help.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami, Florida) Bahamas Line owned by 4 Cuban expatriots who were involved in Cuban revolution; claim ship purely cargo vessel.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Key Biscayne, Florida) Villa family visits Nixon. [Daughter, Isabel VILLA - says family wants Nixon to bring father, now an American citizen, home.] Photos taken of Nixon and Mrs. Villa. [After talking with Nixon, ISABEL expresses joy at Nixon consolation.] Nixon issues statement deploring attack.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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