CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 18, 1994
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Key West: Diana Gonzalez) The mass exodus of Cubans to the US featured; scenes shown of people leaving Havana, Cuba. [In Key West, Florida, CUBAN - (thru translator) says Cuban border guards helped him escape.] [Florida Governor Lawton CHILES - says this is a true immigration emergency.] [In Monroe County, Florida, MAN - comments.] [Mayor Jack LONDON - comments.] The Cuban government said to be selling rafts to refugees.
(Pentagon: David Martin) President Clinton's policy for dealing with the influx of Cubans examined. [Georgetown University Cuba project Gillian GUNN, Cuban Interest Rafael DAUSA - talk about the latest strategy by Fidel Castro to put pressure on the US.] [Attorney General Janet RENO - comments.]