Cuba Lets U.S. Use Airspace

Cuba has agreed to let the United States military use restricted air space for the purposes of medical evacuations out of Haiti, Reuters reported Friday.

The deal shaves 90 minutes off the flight time it normally takes from Port-au-Prince to Miami.

Disaster relief teams from the U.S. military have been taken injured quake survivors to the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay. Some victims have then been taken to south Florida from Guantanamo.

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  • Sean Alfano

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