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Sunday Cover (Cuba: Food Imports) #839599

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 24, 2006
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Announcement from Cuba about the recovery of President Fidel Castro noted.

(Havana: Russ Mitchell) The import of food into Cube from the US due a loophole in the embargo law featured; scenes shown from a farmers market in Havana. [US-Cuba Trade Assn. lobbyist Kirby JONES - says Cuba is a substantial market & hundreds of companies do business with Cuba.] [April 19, Alabama department of agriculture & industries commissioner Ron SPARKS†- talks about millions in imports.] [Cuban food import overseer Pedro ALVAREZ - lists the states selling food to Cuba.] [Representative Lincoln DIAZ-BALART†- says Cuba has spend money on agricultural purchases to influence the US Congress; states Cuban political prisoners want us to keep the embargo.] [Cuban dissidents Oscar ESPINOSA Chepe††, wife Miriam LEIVA†- back the investments in Cuba.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The next international trade fair in Havana mentioned.

Mitchell, Russ

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