Nation IN BRIEF : FLORIDA : Lawmaker Obtains 3 Cubans' Freedom

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

After negotiating with Cuban President Fidel Castro in January for the release of 10 Cuban political prisoners, Rep. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) got word last week that Castro wanted to see him again. They met at 1 a.m. Saturday and Castro agreed to free two men and one woman, the lawmaker said. Carmen Arias, 31, Jose Luis Grave de Peralta, 38, and Eduardo Prida, 49, arrived in Miami later Saturday on a small Air Force jet, accompanied by Richardson.

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