• Short Summary

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DR. CASTRO, THE CUBAN LEADER, CAME TO POWER. A CUBAN?

  • Description

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DR. CASTRO, THE CUBAN LEADER, CAME TO POWER. A CUBAN SHIP IS IN A FRENCH PORT. THE SHIP, LAS VALLAS, IS IN MARSEILLES AND TODAY (TUESDAY) TOOK ON A CARGO OF BERLIET LORRIES AND BUILDING EQUIPMENT FOR HAVANA.

    THE SHIPMENT FOLLOWS THE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST FEBRUARY BY THE BERLIET FIRM THAT IT HAD A CONTRACT FOR 300 INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES FOR CUBA'S PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORT PROJECTS.

    THE DEAL WAS MADE WITH THE BACKING OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT - AS IS THE CONTRACT FOR 20 LOCOMOTIVES FOR CUBA FROM THE FRENCH ENGINEERING FIRM OF BRASSONNEAU.

    THE CONTRACTS HAVE CREATED ANXIETY IN AMERICA WHICH IS ATTEMPTING TO KEEP UP IT'S ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF CUBA. BRITAIN AS WELL AS FRANCE HAS DECLINED TO JOIN THE BLOCKADE.

    BRITAIN'S SALE OF 450 BUSES TO CUBA HAS BEEN SHARPLY CRITICIZED IN AMERICA AND PRESIDENT JOHNSON EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN ABOUT IT WHEN MR. BUTLER, THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY WAS IN WASHINGTON AT THE WEEKEND. AMERICA HAS ALSO BEEN MAKING EFFORTS TO DISSUADE NATO COUNTRIES FROM TRADING WITH CUBA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GHS2P2OFNV79U0T6EVPZR9HX
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GHS2P2OFNV79U0T6EVPZR9HX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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