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USSR -Cuba Relations / Gorbachev Visit #326752

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) USSR general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev reported meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba; details given, scenes shown of celebration honoring revolutionary hero Jose Marti. Gorbachev reported expected to urge Castro to adopt economy reforms. [For. minister spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - (thru translator) comments on talks between leaders] Castro quoted with regard to drug problem in Cuba. Raisa Gorbachev shown on tour; details given. Report introduced.

(Studio: Juan Vasquez) Ldrship. styles of Gorbachev and Castro compared and contrasted. Dissidents noted now meeting openly in Cuba. [MAN - (thru translator) comments on ideas.] [Pro-Human Rights party spokesperson Sam. MARTINEZ LARA - compares Castro's Cuba to Joseph Stalin's USSR .] Martinez Lara noted arrested last week for his comments &printing of newsletter. United Nations human rights delegation recalled touring Cuban prisons hsing. political prisoners. [Human rights activist Jacqueline SECERA CRUZ - urges government and economy reforms.] [MARTINEZ LARA - says Castro is afraid of free elecs.] [Dep. for. minister Raul ROA KOURI - refuses to allow plebiscite.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) State Department reported critical of Cuba's human rights record. New York City anchor Bob Schieffer introduced.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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