Thursday, April 06, 2006

Cuban Coast Guard kills Suspected Smuggler

Update: Reuters has more on the incident

HAVANA — The Cuban coast guard shot at three suspected migrant smugglers from the United States who refused orders to halt their boat as it neared the island, killing one, official media reported Thursday.

Cuban authorities said the identity of the dead man was not immediately known because he did not have any documents and the other two men were not cooperating.

The other two men carried U.S. passports identifying them as Rafael Mesa Farinas and Rosendo Salgado Castro. It was unclear which of those two was wounded or how seriously.

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