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August 11, 1994 | ART PINE and MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Clinton Administration is prepared to virtually blockade the 90-mile-wide strait between Florida and Cuba if Cuban President Fidel Castro launches a repeat of the 1980 Mariel boat lift, in which he sent thousands of Cubans to America's shores. Key Administration officials said the effort would involve dozens of Coast Guard vessels, from relatively small surfboats to cutters of 100 feet or more, aided by Coast Guard and Navy surveillance aircraft.
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August 12, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Warned repeatedly that they would be arrested and their boats seized, Cuban Americans here so far have resisted the temptation to launch a high-seas flotilla to Cuba to pick up relatives and bring them to the United States. "Really, people have learned the lesson," said Spanish-language radio talk show host Tomas Garcia Fuste, referring to the chaotic 1980 Mariel boat lift, in which 125,000 Cubans, including large numbers of criminals and mental patients, were allowed to flee to South Florida.
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August 12, 1994 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Warned repeatedly that they would be arrested and their boats seized, Cuban Americans here so far have resisted the temptation to launch a high-seas flotilla to Cuba to pick up relatives and bring them to the United States. "Really, people have learned the lesson," said Spanish-language radio talk show host Tomas Garcia Fuste, referring to the chaotic 1980 Mariel boat lift, in which 125,000 Cubans, including large numbers of criminals and mental patients, were allowed to flee to South Florida.
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August 11, 1994 | ART PINE and MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Clinton Administration is prepared to virtually blockade the 90-mile-wide strait between Florida and Cuba if Cuban President Fidel Castro launches a repeat of the 1980 Mariel boat lift, in which he sent thousands of Cubans to America's shores. Key Administration officials said the effort would involve dozens of Coast Guard vessels, from relatively small surfboats to cutters of 100 feet or more, aided by Coast Guard and Navy surveillance aircraft.
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