Search the Archive

Mexico / Economy Problems / Demonstrations #244176

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) In north Mexico state of Sinaloa, peasants demonstrate for land reform, especially breaking up of large estates. Police and troops threaten to force peasants out of government bldgs. in Mexico City and private Sinaloa farms. This is only 1 of problems facing new Mexican president
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mexico City, Mexico) Report on problems facing President Jose Lopez Portillo on taking office. Reporter notes difficulty in selling wares in Mexico City encountered this year by Guadalajara craftsman Antonio Femandas. Traffic in Mexico City said to be worse than in Rome or Paris due to congestion of people in city. Reporter notes possibilities of Mexico's oil reserves, which experts say could be as much or more than Alaska mts. or Persian Gulf.
REPORTER: George Natanson

Cronkite, Walter;
Natanson, George

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.