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Nicaragua-US Relations #106909

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 14, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reagan administration's views on Nicaragua reviewed. Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Defection of Roger Miranda from Nicaragua to United States recalled; details given of report on Nicaraguan government's military buildup with USSR 's support, scenes shown. [Ex-Nicaraguan official MIRANDA - (thru translator) says Nicaragua puppet of Cuba and USSR ; explains defense minister Humberto Ortega's announcement of secret plan for military buildup.] President Reagan's continued attempts to get Congress support for Contra aid noted. [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - discusses Miranda's stmts.] President Dan. Ortega's explanation for stmts. by both Humberto Ortega and Miranda detailed. [Dan. ORTEGA - comments on Central American peace plan.] Issue of USSR aid to Nicaragua reported discussed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Reagan during summit.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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