After an unexplained interruption of flights called by the Cuban Government, refugees from the island began arriving again in the United States on Monday (27 September) at Miami Airport.
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Background: After an unexplained interruption of flights called by the Cuban Government, refugees from the island began arriving again in the United States on Monday (27 September) at Miami Airport.
They were warmly agreed by friends and relatives.
Cuba's Government now says that nearly all the refugees approved for departure from the island have gone to the U.S.
SYNOPSIS: After an unexplained interruption of flights called by the Cuban Government, refugees from the island began arriving in the United Sates again on Monday, at Miami Airport, Florida. There were scenes of heart felt joy at the airport as the refugees were greeted by friends and relatives.
When Cuban Prime Minister Dr. Fidel Castro agreed six years ago to let refugees fly to the United States, more than a quarter of a million Cubans applied. When this week's flights are completed, all but about 33.000 of those who wanted to come will have made the trip. Most of those remaining have since died, changed their minds, or found other ways to get out.
When the flights stopped, Cuba informed the United States that they would remain suspended while the final lists of approved refugees were processed. Officials in Miami said recently that a total of 245,000 refugees had flown in since the flights to Miami began on December 1965. Other refugees have arrived by boat or raft, and some have even crossed the Florida straits on inflated rubber tyres.