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Mexico / Economy #285537

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 1982
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(Studio) Severity of Mexico's economy problems noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Mexico City, Mexico) Impact of Mexico's financial crisis on United States consumers - examined; background to situation explained. [MAN - notes problem in purchasing food.] Current peso exchange rate for United States dollars noted. [Tourist Conrad EGGERAAT - notes situation.] Importance of stable econ. to Mexico considered. [Purina Company spokesperson Carlos HUERTA - cites problem of employment.] President Jose Lopez Portillo said blamed for inept and corrupt leadership [MAN - thinks government cares about getting rich.] Portillo's successor Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado noted taking over in December; details given. Possible boost to United States of Mexico's economy problems explained.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

Rather, Dan;
Shepard, Gary

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