ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 17, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(DC: Jeanne Meserve) Call by Reagan administration for more aid to Contras despite promised concessions by Nicaragua President Dan. Ortega reported [Vice President George BUSH - says Ortega will not dictate what United States does.] Dates for Congress consideration of Contra aid given. [On "Meet the Press", Nicaragua foreign ministry spokesperson Alejandro BENDANA - says more Contra aid will end Central American peace plan.] [Costa Rica president Oscar ARIAS - says plan depends on what Ortega does.] Questioning of Ortega's motives by Senators detailed. [Senators Robert DOLE, Christopher DODD - discuss issue of Contra aid.] Position of peace plan mediator Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo on reopening of peace talks given. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Contras ready to talk when pol. prisoners released.]
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Statement by Representative David Bonior, representative of Democratic delegation observing Central American peace plan talks, that new aid to Contras will kill peace process quoted. Meetings of delegation with Ortega noted.
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