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Central America and Contra Aid / Reagan Plan #111159

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's announcement of general bipartisan Congressional agreement on latest Central American peace proposal, linked to further Contra aid, noted; scenes shown. [REAGAN - praises Congress] Details of proposal outlined on screen. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - supports President's good faith effort.] [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - denies plan is ploy to bolster new Contra aid request.] [Contra leader Alfonso ROBELO - endorses proposal.] President Reagan's no-lose political benefits explained.

(DC: Ann Compton) Wright's political risk in pushing plan through Democrats examined; details given, scenes shown. [WRIGHT - acknowledges risks.] [Representative David BONIOR, Senators Robert BYRD, Tom HARKIN, Edward KENNEDY, Malcolm WALLOP - disagree on issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Guatemala City, Guatemala: John Qui

Compton, Ann;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John

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