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137 Cubans defect

MIAMI - One hundred thirty- seven Cubans arrived at a Coast Guard station here in what the authorites say was one of the largest single Cuban defections. The group commandeered a tugboat in Cuba a week ago, picked up some Cuban defectors stranded in Bahamas and reached Miami yesterday. They asked for asylum and were turned over to the immigration authorities. Reuter