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US-Cuba Relations #286190

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 04, 1982
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(Studio) Severance of formal US-Cuba relations recalled.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Former State Department representative in Havana Wayne Smith's resignation due to Reagan administration's treatment of Cuba examined. [SMITH - explains resignation.] His article in "For. Policy" magazine challenging Reagan admin. version of El Salvador civil war outlined. [SMITH - denies Salvadoran guerrillas received vast amts. of Cuban arms; criticizes efforts of former Secretary of State Alexander Haig and roving ambassador Vernon Walters; calls for recognition of Fidel Castro as full political figure] Implications of Smith's criticism considered. State Department response noted.
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

Flynn, Rita;
Schieffer, Bob

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