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Vietnam / Huong / Economic Troubles #205168

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1969
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(Studio) South Vietnam P. Min. Tran Van Huong, 66, dismissed from office due to age and his opposition to President Thieu's stand at Paris Peace Talks. Huong's successor will have trouble staying in office, too. Economic troubles prevail.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Economy in trouble due to American aid and troop withdrawal, Trouble with commodities, Luxury imports banned. Black Mkt. profits. House Economic Affairs Committee, questions Economic Minister Au Ngoc Ho about rice prices, sugar shortages and ban on imports. [HO - says believes problem can be solved soon. Corruption has been checked.] Ho replaced in cabinet reshuffle.
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

Cronkite, Walter;
Syvertsen, George

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