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Cuban Prisoners / Riots / Atlanta, Georgia / Louisiana #553881

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Ed Rabel) Miami, Florida, mayor Xavier Suarez reported arriving in Atlanta to help end Cuban revolt in prison; details given, scenes shown. Suarez and other Cuban-Americans noted barred from seeing inmates. [Justice Department spokesperson Tom STEWART - says negotiators don't want the Cuban-American leaders seeing the prisoners.] [Florida state senate Ileana ROSS-EHTINEN - comments on United States deportation policy.] Tentative agreement reported reached which would have released some hostages. Inmates mentioned voting against agreement. Injuries and death toll reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Federal district court judge Marvin SHOOB - says situation could have been avoided and Attorney General Edwin Meese was insensitive.] [Prisons Bureau spokesperson Michael QUINLAN - says Cubans were not unfairly treated.] Officials' pessimism regarding seige's end reported

(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Oakdale, LA: Steve Delaney) Scenes shown of Cuban leader and United States government official shaking hands over tentative agreement. Hostage William Hoffpauir shown being released as good will gesture. Stabbing of hostage by mentally ill inmate mentioned; scenes shown. Inmates' unwillingness to trust United States officials noted. Hostage families shown awaiting news in nearby church building US government's refusal to discuss agreement noted.

Chung, Connie;
Delaney, Steve;
Rabel, Ed

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