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Hijacked plane from Cuba 2nd in 2 weeks

A man using two fake hand grenades commandeered a passenger plane from Cuba to Florida on Tuesday, in a 14-hour ordeal that, for a few hours at least, united the U.S. and Cuban governments in an effort to stop the hijacking. The truce was short-lived: Within hours of the plane’s landing in Key West, U.S. officials blasted Cuba for incompetent airport security, and Cuba accused the U.S. government of being soft on hijackers. The hijacking was the second from Cuba in two weeks. On the heels of harsh criticism from the Cuban government of U.S. response to hijackers from the island, top federal law enforcers in Miami reacted aggressively. U.S. Attorney Marcos Jiménez hosted a news conference to denounce air piracy, and Miami FBI chief Hector Pesquera flew to Key West to oversee the investigation. Full Story

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