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Cuban Exiles / Miami #240061

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) In early 60's, American took in thousands of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro; most settled in Miami area. State Department officials say Vietnam to be spread across country to prevent formation of "Little Saigon"; "Little Havana" formed in Miami with Cubans.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Film of Cuban escape from Castro's Cuba shown Cubans brought culture to "Little Havana" in Miami. [Miami Chamber of Commerce Vice President Lester FREEMAN - believes Cubans gave Miami economy impetus.] 80% Miami Cubans now self-sufficient; unemployment among Miami Cubans traditionally low. [Bank president Jose CASANOVA - says Cuban influx brought more professionals and higher cultured Cubans to Miami.] In many ways, Cubans isolated. [FREEMAN - discusses resentment toward Cuban exiles.] At Havana high school in Miami, blacks, Americans, Cubans don't mix. Cubans exercise virtually no political power. Cuban exiles apply for United States citizenship in record nos.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:00

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