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Cuba Shows Hijacked Ferry Rescue Video

Hostages scramble out windows and into the sea, and a crying toddler is rushed to safety by a soldier in footage of a ferry hijacking aired for the first time by the Cuban government. In a five-hour television program aired Saturday, President Fidel Castro praised the soldiers who freed the passengers and arrested the hijackers at the port of Mariel without firing a shot. The standoff began when hijackers commandeered the 45-foot ferry Baragua in Havana Bay on Wednesday and demanded it go to the United States. It ended Thursday afternoon as soldiers stormed the boat and hostages jumped overboard to safety. None of the hostages, about 50 in all, were injured. Full Story

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