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Cuba / Government and People #7137

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 18, 1969
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(Studio) Cuba closes down Associated Press Press Bureau in Havana. Report on how government controls people.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Havana, Cuba) Committee for Defense of Revolution holds mtgs. in neighborhoods, schools, factories, and farms. Prestigious to work there. After bombs went off during Castro speech, committee set up. CDR spies on people, but also works on projects. Speech given at meeting about North Korea's glorious struggle. CDR arranges street rally. Entertainment has message: think of Fidel; work like Che Guevara; live the revolution. Propaganda constantly used on children. Boy says he must be on guard as American is only 90 mile away.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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