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Cuba / Youth Festival / CIA / Africa Involvement #258970

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana with launching of anti-CIA campaign reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Havana, Cuba) Kickoff of festival by Fidel Castro's speech on anniversary of his revolution noted; Cuban television film shown. Attempts by festival participants to attack CIA outlined. Former CIA agent Philip Agee's presence at festival mentioned. Details given about claims re: alleged CIA involvement in attempted assassination of Cuban leaders and conspiracy to blame Cuba for John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas. Also detailed is information about Americans invited to conference [National Lawyers Guild spokesperson Aviva KEMPNER - states commitment to goals of festival.]

(Studio) Somalia's chgs. against Cuba in nonaligned ntns. meeting in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, with regard to Cuban presence in Africa stated; reference to USSR mentioned. Cuban response reported Somalia's fight against Cuban-backed Ethiopia noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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