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Cuba-US Relations / Elian's Return / The Economy / US Embargo #635268

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 01, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Havana: Jim Avila) The "Elian effect" in communist Cuba, which has severe economic problems, featured; scenes shown of a huge rally against the US following the return of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez. [Ministry of foreign investment Rafael BETANCOURT - says Cuban leader Fidel Castro knows his adversary: the US.] [Cuban National Assembly president Ricardo ALARCON - comments on the embargo.] The impact of the United States food and medicine embargo on the Cuban people noted. [Cuban senior Salia GARONA - talks about her need for medicine.] [Emory University Dr. Alfred BRANN - says the embargo affects the elderly and children.]

Avila, Jim;
Seigenthaler, John

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