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Cuba-US Relations / Immigration #313583

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Juan Vasquez) Agreement reported announced between President Reagan and Cuban leader Fidel Castro regarding Cuban immigration to US. Miami, Florida, Cuban population's reactions noted regarded with suspicion. [Miami, Florida, broadcaster Tomas REGALADO - says major happy with the situation but some are not.] Scenes of mother of Cuban United States federal prison inmate screaming at announcement; details given of prisoners who will return to Cuba. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - discusses people who will have to return to Cuba.] Scenes shown of Fidel Castro. Castro's 1980 Mariel boatlift which sent thousands of undesirables to United States discussed. Agreement noted permitting thousands to leave Cuba annually. [Senator Bob GRAHAM -says additional refugees will cost a lot of money and asks who will pay the cost.] Agreement reported hopefully to facilitate normal relations between United States and Cuba.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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