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US-Nicaragua Relations / Expulsions #116729

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Expulsion of United States ambassador and staff from Nicaragua by Sandinista government noted. Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) President Reagan's response to Nicaragua's actions reported [REAGAN - talks about sending Nicaraguan ambassador back.] [State Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - says chgs. that United States has been organization internal opposition in Nicaragua is false.] Call for new aid to Contras reported [Senator Robert DOLE - backs Contra aid.] [Representative Jim WRIGHT - comments on Nicaraguan situation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Beth Nissen) Nicaragua's justification for sending United States dipls. home explained; scenes shown. [Nicaraguan foreign ministry spokesperson Alejandro BENDANA - says Reagan administration is trying to overthrow Nicaraguan government by political means.] Scenes shown from Sunday protests; details given of Nicaragua's chgs. against United States embassy. Bypassing of Nicaragua by Secretary of State George Shultz on his recent tour of Central American recalled. [BENDANA - says patience has its limits.] Closing of "La Prensa" newspaper and Catholic radio station reported Impact of expulsion on US-Nicaragua relations reiterated.

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Nissen, Beth

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