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Cuban Refugees #510286

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 11, 1980
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(Studio) Continued overcrowding by refugees of boats arriving in Florida from Cuba reported; details of one refugee's death today given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(No Location Given) Situation aboard America, chartered by Cuban Americans to retrieve their relatives and said packed by Castro government with criminals, noted. [Pilar MUNOZ - comments.] No. of refugees arrested by Coast Guard prior to America's docking noted; allegation that some criminals were encouraged by Castro government to pose as transvestites noted. [WOMAN - comments.] [Boat owner's son Herbert VALDEZ - describes Cuba's attempt to use America for propaganda.] Chgs. of overloading and profiteering by boat owners discussed.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, said designated as processing center for determination of which refugees are criminals noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) Church services here said 1st for many refugees; details given, films shown. Concern over possible criminals among refugees examined. [Refugee Alfredo GONZALEZ - calls for sending criminals back to Cuba.] Processing procedure outlined.
REPORTER: Willie Monroe

Monroe, Willie;
Savitch, Jessica;
Seamans, Ike

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