ABC Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Bargaining between Panamanian leader General Manuel Noriega and Reagan administration reported Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Tom Schell) Stmt. from Noriega that talks with US have collapsed reported; details given, scenes shown of Noriega at ceremonies honoring hero of 1903 revolution. [NORIEGA - (thru translator) says without concessions, talks will come to nothing.] Noriega's responses to questions about his running for president of Panama reported
(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(DC: Sheilah Kast) Reports from Washington, DC about deal being negotiated with Noriega detailed; lack of comment from President Reagan noted. [Attorney who brought indictments against Noriega, Leon KELLNER - opposes possibility of dropping drug indictments.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says it would be absurd for Noriega to run for president]
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