Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Exile group planning fireworks off of Cuban coast

Posted on Wednesday, 10.12.11

Exile group planning fireworks off of Cuban coast
The Associated Press

MIAMI -- A small, Miami-based Cuban exile group says it is planning a
massive fireworks show off the coast of Cuba in an effort to draw
attention to the island's dissident community.

The Democracy Movement planned to announce details about the December
9th show Wednesday.

Democracy leader Ramon Saul Sanchez says the group will stay in
international waters. He said the timing will coincide with the world
Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.

Sanchez says he wants to show solidarity with the Cuban activist group
known as the Ladies in White.

A U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson said the agency did not have authority
to intervene.

But anyone who is in the process of getting American citizenship and
travels outside U.S. territory without government permission could hurt
their chance of gaining permanent residency.

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