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[MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT]
CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
UPDATE NO: CIB-96-6
DATE: February 6, 1996
DETECTIVE: A. Godoy
The following information has been received by this office:
On Friday, February 2, 1996, members of the Democratic Movement, (Movimiento Democratico), a Cuban exile group, announced their upcoming participation in a civil act to protest against Costa Cruise Lines. This cruise line is making Cuba one of its ports-of-calls, thus violating embargo policies according to organizers of the group.
This event will take place on Sunday, February 11, 1996, at 3:00 p.m. It will consist of a flotilla of vessels that will depart from Watson Island and remain as a group on the water, in sight of Costa Cruise Lines business offices. Simultaneously, additional members will also protest at the entrance to the Port of Miami, located at 1015 North American Way, Miami, Florida.
Members of the group have filed a civil action suit against Costa Cruise Lines based on perceived violations of the embargo.
The City of Miami is in the process of issuing a permit. Approximately 200 demonstrators are expected to attend.
The Criminal Intelligence Bureau will monitor the event and disseminate any additional information expeditiously.
UPDATE NO: CIB-96-42
DETECTIVE: A. Godoy
On Saturday, June 29, 1996, commencing at 9:00 A.M., members of Movimiento Democracia (Democratic Movement,) will host a mobile protest caravan. They will depart from 81 Avenue and S.W. 8th Street and return to the starting point from Bayside. The route chosen to return to the site is Flagler Street.
The purpose for this event is to express dissatisfaction with the current decision of the F.A.A. to suspend Jose Basulto's pilot license and to promote the upcoming flotilla to Cuba.
According to main organizers of the demonstration, approximately 200 participants are expected.
Doral District has been notified of this event.
The Criminal Intelligence Bureau will continue to monitor the event and disseminate any new information expeditiously.
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