Families of Florida pilots shot down by Cuban MiGs in 1996 brand thaw in relations 'a slap in the face' Cuban Five members released

December 18, 2014 9:50 AM

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Families of Florida pilots shot down by Cuban MiGs in 1996 brand thaw in relations 'a slap in the face' Cuban Five members released

The families of four men shot down by Cuban fighter jets in 1996 have condemned US President Barack Obama's decision to resume diplomatic relations with the Caribbean country.

Marlene Alejandre Triana, whose father Armando Alejandre Jr was shot down by a Cuban MiG 29 fighter in 1996 as he was part of a flight of three aircraft involved in a humanitarian mission skirting the island's airspace.

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