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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Louisiana / Texas #106563

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 22, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Oakdale, LA: Mike Von Fremd) Riot at prison in Oakdale, LA, by Cuban detainees reported; details given, scenes shown. [Resident Bonnie CALCOTE - is worried about brothers who work at prison.] [Inmate's wife Milagros GONZALES - worries about husband.] Detainees said sent by Fidel Castro to United States in Mariel boatlift in 1980; scenes shown. Cubans said holding hostages and demanding to stay in United States despite President Reagan's plan to return Marielitos to Cuba. [Prisoners' SPOKESPERSON - (thru translator) says group not criminals.] Criticism of State Department for not warning community of deal with Cuba reported [Representative Clyde HOLLOWAY - says it's tense situation.] Absence of hope crisis will end soon discussed.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Escape of Cuban inmates at Laredo, Texas, detention ctr. reported

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
von Fremd, Mike
Duration:
00:03:00

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