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OnAugust12,theCubanCoastGuardwasformallyorderednotto apprehendCubansleavingthecountryunlesstheyattemptedtodosoina stolenboat.OnAugust13,CastropubliclyblamedtheUnitedStatesforthe riotingandhijackings.Hethreatenedthat,iftheUnitedStatesdidnottake stepstodeterboatdeparturesandreturnhijackerswhocommittedviolent acts,hewouldopenhisdoors.ForCastro,flingingopenthedoorsofexit wasawell-triedsafetymeasuretoreducediscontentandpreventthegrowth ofoppositionmovements.CamariocaandMarielhadworkedtohisadvantage.NowCastrowouldpermitthemostdisaffectedtodepart;hisagents wouldforceoutothers.75