NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 18, 1977
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(Studio) Fidel Castro is visiting Jamaica and has received hearty welcome. However not all think he's best for country
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jamaica) Controversy with regard to government of prime Min. Michael Manley, Castro's closest ally in Caribbean; Manley has said he's building democrat socialist state, but that philosophy caused violence during last year's election campaign. Castro's visit has ignited controversy again, along with rekindling fears that Manley is leading Jamaica closer to Communism Violence last year scared away American tourists and damaged economy Castro's remarks in speech on Monday noted; he defends Manley, paints picture of good life in Cuba and makes remark with regard to US. [CASTRO - (thru interpreter) talks about economy blockade meaning sacrifice with regard to life in Cuba.] Jamaicans may get ideas from Castro, but can't get money; his presence scares off investments. However, Jamaica has made political decision to continue close relations with Cuba.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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