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Cuba / Refugees #7077

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 15, 1969
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(Studio) Reports on life in Cuba hard to come by. Last United States reporter there asked to leave Peter Jennings and Canadian film crew made tour.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cuba) 100s of refugees leave Cuba daily, Pro workers who left are hard to replace. Fidel Castro glad to see middle-class go They might have been threat to revolution. Can't leave without someone claiming you. Passengers avoid picture of Che Guevara in lounge. Woman shown who had flaw in passport. She'll leave later than rest of family. Govt. interpreter told reporter refugees' greed leading them to capitalism's luxuries. Last sign they'll see says: "Motherland or Death," Jet heads for Miami.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Cuban exiles here claim 900,000 want to come out, even though waiting list frozen at 150,000,
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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