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New York City / Puerto Ricans #218922

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 28, 1971
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(Studio) Thousands of Puerto Ricans returning to homeland.
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(NYC) Dario Resto and family returning to Puerto Rico; came to New York City 16 years ago. [RESTO - says wants son to go to school in Puerto Rico.] Resto family lived in Bronx ghetto. [Representative Herman BADILLO - says studies show Puerto Ricans have worst housing, jobs, lowest education attainment of any group in US.] Puerto Ricans unemployment rate in New York City 10%; Resto works in purse factory for $98 per week [RESTO - says can't continue to live in situation where family never safe.] Crime rate for Bronx up 15%, murders up 40% over last year; rate increases believed due to drug addiction. [14 yr. old addict Robert RIJOS - tells of supporting habit by robbing apts., mugging people.] [Youth center program director Freddy CARABALLO - says blacks have taught necessity of learning about system, infiltrating system to obtain power.] Film shows Resto family on plane to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
REPORTER: Barry Lando

Lando, Barry;
Wallace, Mike

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