NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1972
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(Studio) Cuba's is only Communist government in Western hemisphere.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Havana, Cuba) Morro Castle, built in 16th Century, serves Castro as it did previous regimes - as political prison. Between 10 and 40,000 political prisoners held in Cuba. 1/3 population belong to cmtes. for defense of revolution, and their function is to watch for "anti-social activities." Homosexuality is forbidden. Most say Castro would win overwhelmingly if election were held. Castro encourages United States hatred of Cuba. Bay of Pigs memorialized. (Santiago, Chile) November 28, 1971 film of Castro visit to Chile shown. [CASTRO - softens, slightly, stance against US.]
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst
(Havana, Cuba) Nixon administration shows no interest in settlement with US. Cuba benefits from anti-US position.
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