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Haiti / Duvalier Wedding, Economy #270788

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Port Au Prince, Haiti) Wedding of Haiti's President Jean-Claude Duvalier and Michele Bennett last night reported; films shown, details given. Contrast between wedding's lavishness and Haiti's poverty noted. Local slum called Brooklyn featured. [US ambassador William JONES - says he's seen no evidence of pol. repression and that current tide of refugees to United States is economy based.] [Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Robert TIPPENHAUER - comments.] [Agency for International Dvt. spokesperson Allan FURMAN - comments.] Predicted population explosion for Haiti considered.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel (WTVJ newstape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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