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Arizona / Smugglers #272120

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1980
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(Studio) No. of El Salvadorans who died after being abandoned by smugglers in Arizona desert this wkend. recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Arizona) 2 of the 4 survivors said Mexican guides; details given of apparently accidental deaths after change in plans. Death of smuggler noted. [Lieutenant Jack GARCHOW - explains situation.] El Salvador's cnsl. general Hugo Stanley Orantes reported trying to downplay incident due to embarrassment of current domestic situation in El Salvador. [ORANTES - (thru interpreter) says people aren't escaping El Salvador.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Cronkite, Walter;
Petersen, Barry

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