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June 4, 2013 7:02 PM

The saga of the shootdown of the Brothers to the Rescue planes

The fatal shootdown of two Brothers to the Rescue planes by Cuban military pilots was sudden, shocking and heart-breaking. Four Miami men were killed, and the shootdown became the driving reason the U.S. government prosecuted and imprisoned five Cuban spies. One of them, Gerardo Hernandez, was convicted of murder conspiracy in connection with the shootdown because trial evidence showed he knew of the shooting plan in advance.

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