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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) General Manuel Noriega's soldiers reported raiding hotel to keep reporters from meeting with opposition leaders in Panama. Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Warnings to Noriega from President Reagan reported; scenes shown of unrest in Panama City. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says we'll protect American citizens in Panama.] White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on United States position vis-a-vis Panama. [Panama's ambassador to US Juan SOSA - says United States must go in to get Noriega out.] [In response to question about whether United States would act against Noriega's attacks on Americans, REAGAN - says we'll "do our best."] Consideration of military actions noted.
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) 22 Latin American and Caribbean ntns. reported voting to urge United States to lift economy sanctions against Panama; scenes shown of United States carrier Okinawa going through Panama Canal. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: John Qui
- Donaldson, Sam;
- Kast, Sheilah;
- Quinones, John
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