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ID: CHC5101

Creator: Brothers to the Rescue

Extent: 60.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/10/2002

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian, French

Abstract

The collection documents the operation of the Cuban exile activist group, Brothers to the Rescue [Hermanos al Rescate], founded in Miami, Florida in 1991 by activist and aviator José Basulto.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection documents the operation of the Cuban exile activist group, Brothers to the Rescue [Hermanos al Rescate], founded in Miami, Florida in 1991 by activist and aviator José Basulto. Materials include correspondence, administrative records, court documents and transcripts documenting the 1996 shoot-down of an Hermanos al Rescate plane, pamphlets and flyers distributed in Cuba by the group, audio visual materials, publications and photographs.

Documented in detail is the incident and subsequent investigation and trial related to the Hermanos al Rescate plane that was shot down in 1991 by the Cuban air force. During the incident, which took place on February 24, 1996, four pilots were killed.

Biographical Note

Hermanos al Rescate [Brothers to the Rescue] is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of Cuban exile activists. The group was organized by José Basulto and fellow pilots after a Cuban teenager died of dehydration trying to raft to the United States. The group conducted its humanitarian missions searching for rafters in the Florida Straits, through the efforts of a group of pilots, observers and volunteers from numerous countries, including Argentina, Cuba, Perú, France, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the United States, Venezuela and former Cuban rafters.

The organization has also conducted search missions for survivors of shipwrecks of U.S. citizens, Bahamians, Haitians and missing divers, committed to addressing the most basic human needs.

Subject/Index Terms

Brothers to the Rescue, Incorporated
Castro, Fidel, 1926-
Cuba - Politics and government - 1959-1990
Cuban Americans - Florida - Miami
Cubans - Political activity - United States

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to chc@miami.edu.

Physical Access Note: This collection is currently in processing.

Acquisition Method: Gifts of José Basulto, 2002 and 2013.

Related Materials: CHC5212 Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project interview with Jose Basulto. For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chc5212/id/511.

Preferred Citation: Brothers to the Rescue Records, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: This collection is currently in processing. Box level inventories may exist.

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, April 2009. Revised by Natalie Baur, July 2013. Title of the collection changed to reflect the official incorporation name of the organization in the state of Florida, November 2013. Updated by Juan A. Villanueva, December 2016.




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