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Cuba Reports Hijacking and Deadly Attempt

For the first time since Cuba executed three men who tried to seize a ferry in April, the communist island reported hijacking attempts — one that failed when the gunmen apparently killed each other, and another that may have succeeded. The government’s swift and harsh retribution against the accused hijackers in April — they were tried and executed within days — was apparently aimed at quashing more attempts, and it sparked international condemnation of the communist state. On Monday, three men accompanied by a woman and her two sons tried to seize the fishing boat Ferrocemento No. 18 at the port of La Coloma, nearly 100 miles west of Havana, officials said Tuesday. Full Story

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