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Panama / Noriega / United States Actions / Banks #114699

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Brussels, Belgium: Sam Donaldson) Admin. reported stepping up pressure to oust Panama strongman Manuel Noriega. [In Brussels, Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says Noriega is drug runner and must get out.] [National security advisor Colin POWELL - says United States still recognizes Eric Delvalle as president] Financial squeeze on Noriega outlined on screen; State Department letter to banks shown. [Pro-Delvalle ambassador to United States Juan SOSA - says we're happy with administration support.] Panama Canal monies reported set aside; pro-Delvalle ad in "Wall Street Journal" detailed. Senator legislature for trade embargo against Panama reported [SHULTZ - discusses option of freezing of Panama assets.] Differing policy approaches by State Department and by White House officials described.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Econ. chaos reported just around corner in Panama. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: John Qui

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John

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