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McGovern / Castro #251385

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 10, 1977
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern meets with Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, where he'd accompanied team of South Dakota college basketball players.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Havana, Cuba) McGovern and Castro discuss anti-hijack agreement, United States trade embargo, CIA and human rights in Cuba, among other topics. Mtg. takes place within 24 hrs. after Castro's return from Moscow, USSR ; observers find it significant that Castro comes to McGovern's hotel rather than McGovern visiting Castro. Some details of talks noted. Castro is asked how close he believes reestablishment of US-Cuba relations to be. [CASTRO - (thru interpreter) he's not pessimistic, but it will take time.] Castro's also asked with regard to Carter allegation of human rights violations in Cuba, and it's being obstacle to normal relations [CASTRO - (thru interpreter) says some of most repressive govts. in world are close allies of US.] McGovern says he'll talk to Carter then hold news conference to sum up talks.

Dean, Morton;
Rabel, Ed

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