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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 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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