ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Sam Donaldson) Drive by President Reagan for more aid to Nicaraguan Contras reported [REAGAN - says must support those fighting for democrat in Nicaragua.] Announcement by White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater of resumption of CIA resupply flights to Contras noted. [Senator Christopher DODD - says admin. fears peace in Central American] [Senator Richard LUGAR - explains need for Contra aid.] Lifting of state of emergency in Nicaragua by Sandinista government reported [Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - comments.] Issue of agreement by Contra leaders to cease-fire talks with Sandinistas reported [Contra leader Alfredo CESAR - says will put cease-fire into effect when there is democratization.] Upcoming Congress vote on Contra aid noted.
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