NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) Fidel Castro's loss of Grenada noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Kingston, Jamaica) Implications for Castro of Jamaican voters' support of Prime Minister Edward Seaga's determination to eliminate Cuban influence on island examined; Seaga recalled succeeding Michael Manley. [SEAGA - discusses Cuban effort to transform Jamaica under Manley.] [MANLEY - opposes throwing Cuba out of Jamaica.] Manley's administration's praise of Castro and voters' rejection of him recalled; Castro's standing here since United States invasion of Grenada described. Cuba mentioned placing its embassy on realty market; implications of political movement here for El Salvador, Nicaragua and Grenada considered. Reagan administration's Caribbean basin initiative thought illustrated by Israeli-owned farm, operated by Jamaicans, and producing goods for United States markets; system explained. [SEAGA - notes poor economy breeds dissension.] [MANLEY - doesn't believe Jamaica can compete on that level.]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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