Cuban exiles 'invade' Guantanamo in protest

A Cuban exile group mounting a "peaceful invasion" of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba, prepared two more boats to join three others already at sea. The fleet, loaded with unarmed volunteers in camouflage fatigues, was bound for Guantanamo, where the Navy has said they and Cuban exiles sailing from other ports in Latin American and Caribbean countries will be turned away or arrested. Cubans United mounted the operation after rumors surfaced that President Reagan was planning to send the "misfits" of last year's Mariel sealift back to Cuba through Guantanamo -- and would consider giving the Navy base at the southeastern tip of Cuba back to Fidel Castro in exchange.

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