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US-Cuba Relations / Exiles in US #48183

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1977
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(Studio) Senator Hubert Humphrey tells Minnesota business executive group that United States trade embargo against Cuba should be lifted. Group later leaves for Cuba visit to explore trade possibilities. President Carter recently ended travel ban and some hope trade embargo will be next to go. Cuban exiles in US, however, oppose normalizing relations with Cuba. 1 group lives in section of Miami, Florida, known as Little Havana.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Miami, Florida) Report on attitude of exiled Cubans with regard to return to Cuba and US attempts to better relations with Cuba. Many older Cuban exiles served with Batista's army. [MAN - (thru translator) says only way he'd go back is with gun, to free Cuba to be as it once was.] Exiles who express interest in visiting mainly want to visit relatives there; opponents of recognition say interest isn't sign of exiles giving up hope of free Cuba. [Radio news editor Salvadore LEW - says daily problems take up much of exiles' time and involvement, but believes exiles sure Castro regime can't last forever.] Many exiles become more assimilated into American life and ties with Cuba become more tenuous. [WOMAN - says United States recognizes USSR and it's better to have Castro as friend than enemy. Says parents don't feel same as she.] Realization brows that Carter administration moves toward normalization with Cuba.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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