CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Coast Guard's forced return of Haitian refugees to their homeland, Miami federal judge's order of a temporary halt to the forced return reported. Report introduced.
(Miami: Juan Vasquez) Plight of the Haitian refugees featured; scenes shown of Haitian refugees on board Coast Guard cutter in the Caribbean Sea. [Attorney for Haitian refugees Ira KURZBAN, State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comment on United States policy on Haitian refugees.] Voice of America appeal for Haitians to stay home noted. Government's fear that too many people will die on the voyage from Haiti to Florida noted; scenes shown of forced repatriation protests in Miami. [Haitian community leader Jacques DESPINOSSE - comments on race issue.] Effect of United States embargo on poor people in Haiti noted; scenes shown.
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