March 2, 1996 in Nation/World

Flotilla To Stay In International Waters

Compiled From Wire Services

Leaders of a Cuban exile flotilla pledged to stay in international airspace and waters today when they commemorate the deaths of four people shot down by Cuban fighter planes.

“Anybody who deviates, we consider them a provocateur,” said Jose Basulto, head of the Cuban-exile search-and-rescue group Brothers to the Rescue.

Under Coast Guard escort, 13 airplanes and 13 boats were to head for the spot where two aircraft were downed by Cuban MiGs last Saturday.

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