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Cuba shoots down US planes

Cuba shoots down US planes
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
27 Feb 1996
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The UN security council has met in emergency session to discuss the shooting down by the Cuban air force of two civilian American planes of the Brothers to the Rescue exile group who help refugees flee the island Our reporter Jeff Collins looks back at the incident and examines the repercussions for the communist state’s thriving tourist trade. Includes statement from US Secretary of State Warren Christopher, he says Cuban explanations for the action were not acceptable; surviving pilot Jose Basulto speaks; Paulo Veloso, a director of the travel firm Journey Latin America in Chiswick says the country has a lot to offer and the sanctions imposed by America have not reduced Cuba to a poverty stricken island; vox pop with travel agent browsers.
Jeff Collins; Warren Christopher; Jose Basulto; Paulo Veluso
USA; Cuba; Military aircraft; Economic sanctions; Refugees; Communism; Tourism; Emigration; Civil aircraft; Brothers to the Rescue; Coastguard services; Tourist industry

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