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Nicaragua / Ortega Plan #106398

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Mtgs. between Nicaragua president Dan. Ortega, Representative Jim Wright and cease-fire mediator Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo reported Ortega's peace plan presented. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says plan is proposal, not ultimatum.] Tenets of Ortega peace plan outlined on screen. Contras and President Reagan said unlikely to accept plan. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says he hopes Reagan will take one step in accepting plan.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says it is not time for direct talks between US and government of Nicaragua.] Repeated mtgs. between Ortega and Wright, acting as go-between, reported [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says Wright's role weakens administration's strategy.] [WRIGHT - claims White House asked him to intervene.] Ortega's visits to Washington, DC memorials said illustrating his diplomatic and public relations maneuvers; scenes shown.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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