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Alliance For Progress / Colombia #440546

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 07, 1968
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(Studio) 2nd report, on Alliance For Progress.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Kennedy City, Colombia) City is largest Alliance For Progress housing project in Latin American Children attend John F. Kennedy school. 60 students to 1 teacher and 3 shifts. 1/2 children get no education and 1/2 of those who do drop out after 2 years President Kennedy placed cornerstone of school in 1961. Lopez family featured; their life described. No free Mississippi in Colombia.
REPORTER: George Page

(Bogota, Colombia) Shacks without running water or sewerage shown. Most came from country to city. Unemployment 15%. United States lends Latin American $1 billion year but not real progress. Congress cuts funds to 1/3. Anger, frustration and despair exist due to program's failure.
REPORTER: George Page

Huntley, Chet;
Page, George

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