• Short Summary

    STILL LITTERED WITH THE WRECKAGE OF WAR, THE CUBAN TOWN OF GUAMO -- CLOSE TO THE SCENE OF THE ABORTIVE 1961 INVASION BY CUBAN EXILES AT BAY OF PIGS -- HAS BECOME A POPULAR TOURIST RESORT.

  • Description

    STILL LITTERED WITH THE WRECKAGE OF WAR, THE CUBAN TOWN OF GUAMO -- CLOSE TO THE SCENE OF THE ABORTIVE 1961 INVASION BY CUBAN EXILES AT BAY OF PIGS -- HAS BECOME A POPULAR TOURIST RESORT. BUT, THOUGH CUBA IS TAKING STEPS TO DEVELOP TOURISM, THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE SUGAR HARVEST WHICH IS NOW UNDERWAY.

    CROCODILES ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AT GUAMO -- THERE ARE RECKONED TO BE SOME 13,000 OF THEM IN GUAMO'S TREASURE LAGOON.

    AND BY WAY OF CONTRAST, THE CURIOUS TOURIST IN NEARBY GIRON CAN SEEK OUT RELICS OF THE BAY OF PIGS LANDING, WHEN TROOPS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL OF CUBAN REFUGEES INVADED IN AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO BRING DOWN THE CASTRO ADMINISTRATION.

    THE AMERICAN-BACKED EXILES WERE DEFEATED AND FORCED TO SURRENDER. WRECKAGE TANKS AND BURNT-OUT AIRCRAFT REMAIN AS INDICATIONS OF THE ATTEMPTED COUP.

    INLAND FROM GUAMO, THE ALL-IMPORTANT SUGAR HARVEST IS IN FULL SWING. ROAD SIGNS THROUGHOUT CUBA CALL FOR A TOTAL HARVEST OF 10 MILLION METRIC TONS -- THE OUTPUT DEMANDED BY PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO IN JULY. THE FILMED SUGAR MILL -- NEAR THE CENTRAL CUBAN CITY OF CIENFUEGOS -- IS SCHEDULED TO PRODUCE 57,500 TONS OF SUGAR.

    HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CITY VOLUNTEERS JOIN CUBA'S FORCE OF REGULAR CANE-CUTTERS IN THE FIELDS DURING THE HARVEST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GQW8DFX07Q1BFJKR5OVI82O7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GQW8DFX07Q1BFJKR5OVI82O7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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