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Castro / United Nations Address #56569

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1979
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(Studio) Fidel Castro's United Nations address quoted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Castro's arrival at UN, where he was welcomed by Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, reported; films shown. Cuban president quoted with regard to US-Puerto Rico relations [CASTRO - (through interpreter) addresses audience.] Audience response noted. United States ambassador to United Nations Don. McHenry's presence at United Nations luncheon and in receive line cited; films shown. Lack of mention with regard to USSR troops in Cuba or Cuban troops overseas noted.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Delegate reaction to Castro's speech examined; include in report are Don. McHenry, Egyptian ambassador Ahmed Esmat Abdel Meguid, Israeli ambassador Yehuda Blum. Possibility of Castro remaining through Monday or Tuesday considered.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) State Department said having no official reaction to speech so far

(Studio) Less than expected crowds protesting Castro in New York City noted.

(NYC) Security measures taken for Castro examined; films shown. Demonstration shown; presence of Castro's sister, Juanita, noted [Juanita CASTRO - comments.] Pro-Castro demonstration cited, shown.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Cioffi, Lou;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Walker, James;
Walters, Barbara

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