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Cuban Funds Used to Pay Pilots' Survivors

November 10, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The families of four private pilots killed when their planes were shot down by Cuban jets have received $300,000 each in compensation--paid by the U.S. government out of frozen Cuban funds, the Miami Herald reported. A U.S. State Department official told the newspaper the payment "does not mean the families waive their right to sue the Cuban government."

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