NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1968
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(Studio) Overpop. and poverty hinder Alliance for Progress.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Manati, Colombia) Farming region shown. 12 year old boy spent only 2 mos. school. Father says he can't support 10 member family without boy's help. Children undernourished. Family eats porridge made from sorghum; fed to United States cattle. 90 million farmers in Latin American live in similar conditions. Farmer, Jose Montayo, knows there is a better way from listening to United States and Cuba. Under Alliance for Progress plan, farmers introduced to modern farm equipment. Plan to benefit 8,000 farm families. Most peasants live in dark ages. Remain easy prey for Castro-style revolution.
REPORTER: George Page