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Cuba Welcomes U.S. Sentences for DC-3 Hijackers

Cuba on Saturday applauded a U.S. judge’s decision to sentence six Cuban plane hijackers to prison terms of at least 20 years and said the action would encourage orderly migration to the United States. The Foreign Ministry called Wednesday’s sentencing in Miami “a positive event that contributes to stop violent attempts to emigrate,” according to statement published by the ruling Communist Party newspaper, Granma. The Cubans were convicted in December of air piracy for commandeering a DC-3 at knifepoint after it took off from Cuba’s Isle of Youth and forcing it to Key West on Florida’s southern tip on March 19, 2003. Full Story

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