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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 24, 1994
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(Studio: Connie Chung) The number of refugees in the Cuban exodus outlined.

(White House: Rita Braver) President Clinton's fruitless change in immigration policy and the flow of Cubans into Florida examined; scenes shown of refugees on rafts. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY, Attorney General Janet RENO - say the administration stands by its new policy.] The cost of the rescue operation and the burden on military personnel mentioned.

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Miami: Diana Gonzalez) The United States relationship with Cuba and Fidel Castro featured; scenes shown of rafts in the Florida straits. [White House spokesperson Jeff ELLER, Cuban affairs scholars Lisandro PEREZ, Luis AGUILAR LEON, Cuban American National Foundation Jorge MAS CANOSA - talk about Cuban politics.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Havana: Giselle Fernandez) The crippled economy of Cuba reported more frightening to young Cubans than the possibility of being turned away by the US; scenes shown of people on rafts. [Young MEN, elderly WOMAN - (thru translator) offer differing opinions on the situation.]

Braver, Rita;
Chung, Connie;
Fernandez, Giselle;
Gonzalez, Diana

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