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Nicaragua / Peace Talks #114585

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Signing of cease-fire between Sandinistas and Contras in Nicaragua reported [MAN - (thru translator) says we want peace.] Agreement signed by defense minister Humberto Ortega and Contra leader Adolfo Calero detailed; scenes shown. [President Dan. ORTEGA - (thru translator) hopes President Reagan will honor agreement.] Role of American lawyer and Sandinista advisor Paul Reichler noted. [REICHLER, Nicaraguan resistance spokesperson Alfredo CESAR - comment on agreement.] Pressures on both sides leading to agreement detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of United States to peace pact reported Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Secretary of State George Shultz's concern that Sandinistas will not keep their word reported [SHULTZ - comments on Sandinistas.] Impact of peace accord on Reagan administration outlined on screen. [Senator Christopher DODD - comments.] Response of Congress to Contra aid package reviewed. [Representative Jim WRIGHT, Senator James McCLURE - discuss Sandinista-Contra deal.]

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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