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Special Segment (Cuba Under Castro) #528219

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 26, 1983
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(Studio) Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba 25 years ago recalled.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Cuba) Cuba's soc., political and economy changes under Castro examined; Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and The Sea" recalled based on still-living Gregorio Fuentes. Similarity between Cuban government's memorial statue to Hemingway and Lenin shown. Cuban youths' perception of United States described. [CHILD - (thru translator) explains anticipated reaction to US invasion.] Shortage of extra food and consumer goods detailed; role of USSR in Cuban economy outlined. Castro's policy on emigration mentioned; his response to mass 1980 exodus noted. Fuentes' recollection of life before and since revolution quoted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Tomorrow's Special Segment announced.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Palmer, John;
Utley, Garrick

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