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Honduras-US Relations / United States Military #114604

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Peace agreement between Sandinistas and Contras in Nicaragua recalled. Report introduced.

(Honduras: Beth Nissen) Hondurans' response to United States military presence featured; details given, scenes shown of local villagers watching United States training missions. [In town of San Lorenzo, WOMAN - (thru translator) says United States troops help defend us.] [Honduran foreign minister Carlos LOPEZ CONTRERAS - says most of population sees United States presence as reassuring attitude.] United States foreign aid program, noted. [MAN - (thru translator) says having Americans here is gift to Honduras.] Growing threat of Americans to Honduran stability noted. [Congress Enrique AGUILAR PAZ - says American bring escalation of war.] [Human rights commission Oscar Anibal PUERTO - (thru translator) questions presence of American troops.] [Pol. analyst Efrain DIAZ ARRIVILLAGA -571

says our national identification is in question.] Signs of American presence described; scenes shown. [School CHILDREN - (thru translator) say Americans are friends.] Assumption of Honduran loyalty to United States discussed. [DIAZ ARRIVILLAGA - says United States doesn't care much for Honduras.] [In classrm., TEACHER - (thru translator) says United States wants to plant their ideology in Honduras.] Textbook update on "Yankee imperialism" noted. [Busman./pol. Olban VALLADARES - talks about Honduras' future.]

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth

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