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Organization of American States Meeting / Cuba / Economy Sanctions #37538

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1975
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(Studio) Organization of American States opens meeting in DC; topic of dropping economy sanctions against Cuba bound to come up. In Havana, Senator George McGovern says Fidel Castro willing to consider returning 9 American political prisoners and $2 billion ransom from hijacked United States plane.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Havana, Cuba) McGovern tours cntryside. of Cuba. [McGOVERN - asks what product Cuba could export to United States if 2 cntrys. had normal trade relations] [CASTRO - says sugar cane could be biggest export.] After return from cntryside., Castro holds news conference with American reporters Castro believes it's time for relations between United States and Cuba to improve. Castro denies Lee Harvey Oswald an agent of Cuban government, but admits CIA agents have tried to assassinate him. [CASTRO - wishes for friendship and understanding with US.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(White House) After news conference in Havana, White House admits its time to consider change in United States policy toward Cuba. United States to wait for decision from Organization of American States to lift Cuban trade embargo; United States supposed to remain neutral on issue but seems to be tilting toward Cuba slightly.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank;
Smith, Howard K.

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