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After ordeal, 18 Cubans enter Texas

June 20, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Eighteen Cubans crossed into Hidalgo, Texas, in good health more than a week after six heavily armed masked men seized them from immigration agents in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the attorney general's office said.

The bus was hijacked as it carried the illegal migrants to a detention center in Mexico. Cubans who reach U.S. soil are usually allowed to stay.

Few details have been made public about how the Cubans made it through Mexico, or about the fate of 19 other migrants who were on the bus with them. Cuba's ambassador to Mexico, Manuel Aguilera, blamed a Miami-based mafia for the attack.

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