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Nicaragua-Honduras Border Clash #101628

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Honduras: Peter Collins) Actual extent of Honduran-Nicaraguan border clash discussed; role of United States military in operation considered. Scenes shown. Conflict said beginning when Sandinistas crossed border in pursuit of guerrillas; details given.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Admin.'s reaction to suggestions that it's exaggerating conflict in effort to win Congress approval of aid for Nicaraguan rebels described; letter to President Reagan from Honduran President Jose Azcona Hoyo quoted on screen. Press spokesperson Larry Speakes' handling of affair outlined; uniden. senior official quoted on screen regarding Honduras' reticence on issue. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - offers official version of clash.] [Representative Robert TORRICELLI - questions whether offensive underway is public relations one by Reagan administration or military one by Sandinistas.] Honduran president mentioned vacationing during conflict; Reagan noted leaving for his vacation tomorrow.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Senator debate on Reagan's aid request for Nicaraguan guerrillas, in anticipation of upcoming vote, featured; scenes shown. National sec. adviser John Poindexter's Capitol Hill lobbying noted. [Senator James SASSER - describes Poindexter's behavior.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - is optimistic of vote outcome.] Details of Senator aid package outlined on screen. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - notes administration's success at being statesman rather than Rambo.] [Senator Phil GRAMM - claims communist foothold on North American continent.]

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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