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US-Cuba Relations / Fishing Rights / Trade #48337

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) United States and Cuba agree on fishing rights and maritime boundaries; State Department officials return from Havana.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Details of agreements noted; are similar to those worked out with other ntns., like Japan and USSR . Agreements not significant in themselves, but in terms of US-Cuba relations, they are. Assistant Secretary of State Terence Todman is 1st high United States official to visit Havana in 16 years [TODMAN - says normalization will be gradual, but sees constant improvement in relations] Problems involved with resuming full normal relations noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Mackey International, Incorporated, airline company, has talked with Cuba government re: possible tourists flights from Fort Lauderdale to Havana; would have to get United States permission. Some United States citizens not pleased with prospect of trade resumption with Cuba. Tom Osborne, of Florida citrus growers group, says it could bring cheap Cuba citrus fruit, cigars and sugar flooding United States market and bring United States prices down. Sunday night broadcast of report on island, called "Cuba `77", noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry

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