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2,000 Persons Leave Cuba Every Week

Mar. 29, 1962 - Approximately 2,000 people a week are leaving Cuba. All commercial planes bound for Miami, Mexico City and Kingston, Jamaica are full, and lines of people can be seen every day at the airline offices in Havana waiting to leave the country. The refugees must forfeit all their money and almost all their possessions. They are allowed to take only a minimum of clothing, one pair of shoes, one watch and one ring or a pair of earrings. Everything they leave behind is taken over by the Government, including anything they may have sold in the six months prior to their departure.


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