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Cuba-USSR Relations / Gorbachev Visit #121818

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Background to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to Cuba given. Report introduced.

(Havana, Cuba: Jim Laurie) Gorbachev's day in Havana, Cuba, featured; details given of tone and topics of his talks with Fidel Castro, scenes shown. [Soviet foreign ministry spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - says Sovs. feel US admin. misrepresents situation in Central American and role Cuba will play.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Changing role of Cuba as asset to USSR discussed. Report introduced.

(Havana, Cuba: Richard Threlkeld) Review of Cuban missile crisis of 1962 given; historical scenes shown from October 1962; scenes shown of old missile sites today. Current status of Cuban arms obtained from USSR noted.

Laurie, Jim;
Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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