Officials: Arson at Cuba charter flight company

Authorities say a fire was deliberately set at a Florida company that arranges charter flights to Cuba.

Investigators with the Coral Gables Fire Department say the fire was sparked after a chunk of pavement was used to break open a window at the Airline Brokers Co. and an incendiary device was tossed inside.

A report obtained by El Nuevo Herald ( says investigators found a disposable lighter in a doorway and a shattered green bottle.

No possible suspects have been named.

Charter flights to Cuba have been a controversial issue in the exile community. In the past, some groups have criticized and at times even violently attacked companies that charter flights to the island.

The owner of Airline Brokers told the newspaper she hadn't received any recent threats.


Information from: El Nuevo Herald,