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Panama / Political Unrest #111189

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) Contd. political unrest here protesting General Manuel Antonio Noriega's rule through puppet President Eric Delvalle examined; details given, scenes shown. Noriega's rise to power after mysterious death of General Omar Torrijos reviewed. [Opposition leader Mario de OBALDIA - believes Noriega and his cronies are insane, cruel, dishonest, ruthless; describes his fear.] Defense Department and CIA financial support of Noriega since 1966 and apparent extent of his wealth from drug trafficking noted. Noriega's relationship with Cuba and Soviet bloc described.

5;53:20"UPCOMING ITEMS (Studio: Peter Jennings)"

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter

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