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Nicaragua / Honduras Border Incident / Reagan #114461

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) In radio address, President Reagan reported blaming Congress for Nicaragua's sending of troops across Honduras' border because it rejected aid to Contras. Report introduced.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Gary Shepard) Plans for joint training exercises between United States forces and Hondurans reported; scenes shown of United States troops flying to bases. [sergeant Ken. ANDERSON, Pfc. Shane LAWSON - talk about mission.] [Major Mike NASON - says we're combat ready.] Honduran sources reported stating no need for use of United States helicopters to transfer their troops to border; incident in which Nicaraguan troops crossed border recalled; map shown of area around Bocay, Nicaragua. Reports of Honduras air strikes against withdrawing Nicaraguan forces noted.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega reported continue to insist there are no Nicaraguan troops in Honduras. Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Ortega's chgs. against Honduras reported; scenes shown of Thursday' Honduran air strikes. Arrival of UN inspection forces anticipated. [Liberal party spokesperson Jaime BONILLA - says we can't participate in negotiations.] Upcoming talks between government and Contras previewed; issue of democratization of Nicaragua noted.

Collins, Peter;
Serafin, Barry;
Shepard, Gary

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