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Cuban Defector #315929

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 29, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Juan Vasquez) Radio Havana's criticism of air force General Rafael del Pino's defection to United States with family yesterday noted; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - cites importance of del Pino's action.] Del Pino's background, include education in Tennessee and role in Cuba's successful defeat of Bay of Pigs invasion, reviewed; scenes, photos shown. [Bay of Pigs pilot Edward FERRER - recalls del Pino's downing of invaders' planes.] [Bay of Pigs veteran Esteban BOVO CARAS - discribes actions of del Pino during Bay of Pigs invasion.] [Latin American expert Pamela FALK - cites political and propaganda importance of del Pino's defection.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Vasquez, Juan

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