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Cuban Refugees #510339

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported ordering end to private sealift of Cuban refugees; his proposal noted contingent on cooperation of Fidel Castro. Carter's open-door policy as stated recently recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Elements of Carter's proposed government-sponsored sea and airlift outlined. [CARTER - says United States is ready with ships as soon as Cuban government agrees and that Coast Guard is presently "urging" boats not to return to US with additional passengers.] Consequences for boat owners of bringing in any more refugees noted; refugees President Carter said considering acceptable for entry listed on screen. Haitian refugees mentioned. Admin. reported depending on efforts of American Cuban community to pressure Castro; details given.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(No location given) Continued arrival of Cubans at Key West and total arriving there in recent weeks noted; films shown. Concerns of Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre outlined. [FERRE - comments.] Coast Guard reported calling back all United States boats in Cuba or en route to Cuba.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Castro government's exploitation of situation for financial gain noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Mariel Bay, Cuba) Cuba's profiteering examined. [MAN - notes amount he's spent in past 2 weeks] [2nd MAN - comments on cigar prices.] Various items and their prices examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Jon Alpert (Independent television News)

Alpert, Jon;
Chancellor, John;
Lynch, Bill;
Seamans, Ike

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