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Puerto Ricans #218932

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 29, 1971
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(Studio) 6th annual Puerto Rican folklore festival held in NYC.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(La Changa, Puerto Rico) Dario Resto family returns to Puerto Rico to escape fear of Bronx ghetto. [Mrs. Virginia RESTO - says Puerto Rico better than Bronx because of fresh air, son able to play with other children.] Film shows children expressing preference for United States life. [Unidentified GIRL - tells of being ostracized for not being able to speak better Spanish.] [15 year old Mary RIVERA - says prefers to be called Mary rather than Maria because Mary American name; would rather live in Bronx than Puerto Rico.] Drugs becoming problem in Puerto Rico. [Social welfare secretary Ephraim SANTIAGO - says 80% of Puerto Rico's drug problem due to kids returning from NYC.]
REPORTER: Barry Lando

Lando, Barry;
Rather, Dan

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