Friday, June 17, 2011
CUBA: End of the Freedom Flights
Monday, Sep. 13, 1971
Since 1965, the "freedom flights," as they have come to be called, have brought 245,805 Cubans to live in the U.S. Last week, the 2,879th such flight landed in Miami with 85 passengers-the last of the refugees, at least for a while. The Cuban government informed the U.S. that it was suspending the flights for a few weeks to work out a final list of only 1,000 refugees. After they have been flown out, the flights would end.
The decision may leave stranded thousands of Cubans who have had to give up their jobs and property to apply for a flight to the U.S...(So, welcome to the black list...digo yo)
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,903113,00.html#ixzz1IWrUNQwa