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Cuba / Castro's Health / Refugees #839286

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 2006
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(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Miami: Jim Acosta) Concern about an influx of refugees from Cuba if President Fidel Castro dies featured; details given of questions about the government’s "wet foot, dry foot" policy allowing Cubans who reach US soil to stay; statistics on rafters seized at sea cited. [White House press secretary Tony SNOW†- says this is not a time for going either way.] [Broward County, Florida, Sheriff Ken JENNE†- says the Coast Guard does not have the personnel or boats to stop it.] [Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center Cheryl LITTLE†- says lives will be lost as people jump overboard to make it to shore.] [“Miami Herald” reporter Juan TAMAYO†- comments on drownings of people trying to get out of Cuba.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Acosta, Jim

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