CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 01, 1972
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(Studio) Govt. of Mexico holds mass marriages for Mexican couples.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Mexico City, Mexico) 120,000 men marry mates with whom they've been living. Wife of Mexico's President, Maria Ester Echeverria, began campaign 2 years ago. Many Mexican peasants and workers suspicious of government bureaucracy. Custom for marriages to be arranged between families without government sanction. Registration fee for marriage too expensive for many. Mrs. Echeverria and wife of Chilean President Allende attend mass weddings.
REPORTER: George Natanson
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