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Castro Sets New Conditions on Emigration of Bay of Pigs Relatives

Dec. 25, 1962 - Premier Fidel Castro switched signals today and told relatives of ransomed invasion prisoners that if they want to go to the U.S., they must buy their way out of Cuba with their homes and automobiles. The new regulations came down after some of the relatives had already been cleared for boarding the African Pilot, scheduled to sail for Florida at 6 p.m. tomorrow. The switch in regulations meant that some of the relatives already cleared by the Cuban government had to get off the ship and give up their places to others. Besides turning over homes and automobiles, if any, to the Cuban government, the new regulations require relatives to submit evidence that they have paid all their urban reform bills.

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