NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 30, 1968
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(Studio) United States aid to Guyana, formerly British Guiana, in South American considered.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Georgetown, Guyana) United States government wanted defeat of Cheddi B. Jagan, a Castro Marxist. Jagan lost and charged rigged election. Forbes Burnham won election. Prosperity dependent on United States aid. Modern highway paid for by United States aid goes from Georgetown to McKenzie, bauxite source. Aluminum company at McKenzie controlled by US. Agency for International Dvt. (AID) denies highway pols. [US Aid Admin. Robert HAMER - gives reasons for hwy.] Road little used; tolls high. But, if other inds. come in, road may be more than it seems: fancy highway to company town.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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