100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 16, 1980 - Image 11

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
Michigan Daily, 1980-05-16

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 16, 1980-Page 11

Gov't to
fine Cuban
flotilla
captains

From AP and UPI
KEY WEST, Fla.-the U.S. government threatened
heavy fines and prison terms yesterday for boat cap-
tains defying its order to halt the illegal "Freedom
Flotilla" from Cuba. Dozens of boats were seized as
refugees still streamed into Florida aboard crowded
ships.
Customs agents reported late'yesterday that about
60 boats carrying more than 2,700 refugees had been
seized since President Carter announced the crack-
down late Wednesday. That brought the total number
of refugees arriving here in the last three weeks to
45,150.
AS THE BOATS tied up, Customs agents slapped
each one with a bright red seizure sticker and served
its captain with a notice he was subject to a fine of
$1,000 per refugee for violating immigration laws.
In another development, the government chartered
four commercial boats and sent them to Key West to
await further orders for a U.S.-sponsored program to
carry refugees from Cuba.
Cmdr. Samuel Dennis, head of the Key West Coast
Guard station, said the first ship, the 75-foot, 110-
passenger Impossible Dream, was due to arrive late

yesterday. The ships will remain here until Cuba
agrees to conditions Carter set for the program to
start.
IN WASHINGTON, the Treasury Department said
anyone caught helping Cubans come here illegally
could face a $50,000 fine and a 10-year prison senten-
ce.I
Treasury moved to prohibit all "transactions
related to the transportation of Cuban nationals to the
United States" by amending the Cuban Asset Control
Regulations.
The regulations were put in place in July 1963, four
years after Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba and
two years after diplomatic relations were broken.
THE GOVERNMENT began moving against boat
owners and captains after Carter declared the United
States could not be used as a "dumping ground" for
Cuban criminals and refugees.
In his statement Wednesday, the president said the
ragtag boatlift was too dangerous, and ordered that
no more boats leave Florida and that those in the
Cuban port of Mariel return empty.
His order was mocked by the official Cuban
newspaper Gramma.

St
en
im
Al
ca

4'va'o&&/

M w

I A M.

ON SUNDAY MAY 18, 12-6 PM ONLY
r TRIN TROWER TTESECALE
POO SURE h ILBACK ON M FETAAN TRUE E TUE
Join the revolution! The They reraw Theyreelec
Selec resutalbum bt riuAmendtthebesrockun They've created an THIS ROW
awith ere:bia- successfully combines rhythm & blues that exhilarating combina-
your tions t rock n' roll and the "ridge of Sighs ever set your feet in tion of rock 'n' roll and Last year The Babys (7.98 list)
reggae and has every- period with 10 new motion. So if you want reggae thats very Spe- knocked you over. Now,
one around the world songs in the genre of to know "Whats The cial indeed. Produced they re going to knock
who moving to a brand new the80's. mord e anter rs The by Elvis Costello you out.
beat. Fabulous Thunderbirdt.

nagination.
last, a woman
,ao rock!

2 LP Set 1
\ 01.98 list) Avaable on records and tapes

EAT TO THE BEAT
The album serves up
everything trom rock to
reggae. And makes it
clear why the entire
world has developed a
taste for Blondie.

5

.39
(8.98 "list)

107.oFF EVERYTHING
*Prices shown are Sunday Storewide Sole Prices. HOURS: MON-SAT 10-6 SUN,12-8
-Tape Store will not be open. No tapes on sale.
-No rainchecks
-Because of small store & A N N A R 8 0 R
large crowds, no returns will
be accepted during sale day
VISA

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan