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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cubans Line Up to Flee

MEXICO CITY () -- Hundreds of Cubans crowded along a seawall before dawn Thursday waiting for boats to carry them to the United States.

There was no immediate police response, indicating that Fidel Castro may have carried out his threat to loosen restrictions on emigration.

Cuban journalists said police were hardly hindering would-be refugees as they gathered at midnight in Cojimar, about 16 kilometers east of Havana. .