NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1977
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(Studio) United States mission in Havana, Cuba, does brisk business with most coming to mission to seek aid in getting out of Cuba.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Havana, Cuba) Most of 50 Cubans seeking to leave country are dual ntls., are considered Cuban by Castro government and have been refused permission to leave country United States diplomat Tom Holliday tells them that they must all have exit permits before getting help from US. Most of those at mission would be Americans by birth in United States and can't understand why they can't get out. Case of Michael Peraza, born in NYC's Bellevue Hospital in 1952, noted. [PERAZA - doesn't want child to have same destiny he's had, and if American or Swiss embassy won't help, he'll try to get child out if it's last thing he does.] Presence of American diplomats in Cuba will increase frustration of dual ntls. in Cuba, because they won't be allowed to leave unless Fidel Castro approves it.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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