June 20, 1995 in Nation/World

Castro: Return Of Vesco Would Be ‘Immoral’

Compiled From Wire Services

Cuban President Fidel Castro has told Cable News Network executives that it would be “immoral” to send fugitive financier Robert Vesco to face fraud and drug charges in the United States. But U.S. diplomatic officials said Monday they were unsure whether Castro meant he would allow Vesco to remain in Cuba.

CNN reported Monday that Castro made the remark during a private dinner in Havana with visiting CNN news executives. As reported by some who were at the dinner, Castro said it would be immoral to use Vesco, who has been sought by this country for 22 years on fraud charges, as a pawn in U.S.-Cuban relations.

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