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US-Cuba Relations / Refugees #510727

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 04, 1980
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(Studio) United States reported closing immigration ofcs. in Cuba due to Friday's attack by Castro supporters on those seeking visas; number of Cuban refugees reaching Florida recently noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Fort Walton Beach, Florida) Refugee camp at Fort Walton examined; films shown. [Oneleo Gonzales VALDEZ - comments on life in Cuba.] Refugee's response to Catholic Mass noted.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Miami, Florida) Miami's "Freedom Telethon" featured; amount pledged by Fidel Castro's sister Juanita, living in Miami, noted. Anti-Cuban response to radio talk shows noted. [PEOPLE - criticize Cuban refugees.] Controversy noted spreading to churches; situation at Saint Agatho's outlined as example [Father George GARCIA - preaches.]
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

Jones, Kenley;
Savitch, Jessica;
Seamans, Ike

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