Thousands of residents of Havana, Cuba, stand and watch in front of the Hotel Deauville in Havana on Aug. 5, 1994. The hotel was looted when thousands were drawn to the waterfront by rumours that a ferryboat had been hijacked to the U.S. Angry over the riots, President Fidel Castro on Friday threatened to let Cubans leave without restriction for the first time since the 1980 Mariel refugee exodus, in which120,000 people fled to the United States within a few months, causing near panic among U.S. officials.
Thousands of residents of Havana, Cuba, stand and watch in front of the Hotel Deauville in Havana on Aug. 5, 1994. The hotel was looted when thousands were drawn to the waterfront by rumours that a ferryboat had been hijacked to the U.S. Angry over the riots, President Fidel Castro on Friday threatened to let Cubans leave without restriction for the first time since the 1980 Mariel refugee exodus, in which120,000 people fled to the United States within a few months, causing near panic among U.S. officials. Associated Press
Thousands of residents of Havana, Cuba, stand and watch in front of the Hotel Deauville in Havana on Aug. 5, 1994. The hotel was looted when thousands were drawn to the waterfront by rumours that a ferryboat had been hijacked to the U.S. Angry over the riots, President Fidel Castro on Friday threatened to let Cubans leave without restriction for the first time since the 1980 Mariel refugee exodus, in which120,000 people fled to the United States within a few months, causing near panic among U.S. officials. Associated Press

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