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United States Relations With Vietnam and Cuba #252911

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 1977
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(Studio) United States relations with Vietnam and Cuba take major steps. At end of Paris talks, Vietnam says it will send 20 more MIA's to US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) [Assistant Secretary of State Richard HOLBROOKE - gives details re: identification of MIA's to be sent home.] Holbrooke won't give direct comment to question with regard to effect of United States opposition to reparations on talks; mtgs. to be resumed at later date.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) United States and Cuba formally announce exchange of diplomats, as expected, but there's also unexpected announcement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Cubans broke story of diplomatic exchange in Havana Wednesday night, but surprise report with regard to fate of 10 American prisoners in Cuba. [State Department spokesperson John TRATTNER - announces Cuba will release 10 Americans immediately and cases of others are being reviewed.] United States diplomats will be in Havana under Swiss flag, Cubans in Washington, DC under Czech flag. Spokesperson says exchange will put US in better position to discuss matters of concern such as Cuban troops in Africa.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Miami, Florida) Report on reaction in Cuban section of Miami, Florida. [MAN - says it's step in right direction.] [2nd MAN - says only way to get back rights in Cuba is war.] 1 survey shows 35-40% of Cuban exiles want relations restored. [Institution for Cuban Studies spokesperson Maria Cristina HERRERA - notes US is only major West nation without relations with Cuba; feels it is to advantage of United States to have relations] Miami city commissioner Mano Rebozo, who was in Bay of Pigs invasion, says only Cuba and USSR will benefit. [REBOZO - cites reasons.] Cuban exiles in Miami say financial problems are greater threat to Castro than exiles ever were and are concerned that United States will help Cuba economy and strengthen Communist regime.

(Studio) Senator Robert Dole to introduction nonbinding bill to oppose relations with Cuba or lifting of economy ban.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Kalischer, Peter;
Rabel, Ed

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