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Mexico-US Relations / Reagan-de la Madrid Meeting / Economy Conds. #113839

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 13, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Mtg. of President Reagan and outgoing president of Mexico Miguel de la Madrid in Mazatlan, Mexico, reported

(Mazatlan, Mexico: Sheilah Kast) Sixth meeting of Reagan and de la Madrid reported; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - says we're paving way for new generation of leaders] Issue of drug trafficking from Mexico to US detailed. [REAGAN - agrees United States drug consumption has always been problem.] [De la MADRID - (thru translator) discusses ways of combatting drug problem.] De la Madrid's position on Contra rebels in Nicaragua noted. [REAGAN - attacks totalitarian societies like Cuba, USSR and Nicaragua.]287

(Mazatlan, Mexico: Al Dale) Presence of severe poverty in Mexico reported; details given, scenes shown. Impact of decline of peso on Mexican econ. noted. [Econ. Pablo RUIZ - says poverty creates social unrest.] Anti-government demonstrations shown; demands detailed. [Housing advocate "SUPER-BARRIO" - (thru translator) says Mexico needs millions of new homes.] New president Carlos Salinas de Gotari mentioned. Cross-border rel. of United States and Mexico noted.

Dale, Al;
Kast, Sheilah;
Serafin, Barry

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