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Cuban Refugees #270592

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1980
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(Studio) Coast Guard Commander Samuel Dennis reported accusing Cuban government of forcing overcrowded boats to leave for Florida; details given, include death toll so far in amateur sealift.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Key West, Florida) Situation at Key West due to continued arrival of refugees and inability to send those with relatives in Miami on due to rioting there examined; films shown. [Luis MENDEZ and ASSOCIATE - comment on number placed on boats in Cuba.] Action taken by federal officials upon arrival here outlined; case of Menendez family discussed; gee. situation outlined.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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