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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #117318

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) General Manuel Noriega reported celebrating 5th anniversary of power in Panama rather than leaving power as indicated in deal with US; scenes shown. Speech by Noriega attacking US quoted. Econ. recession in Panama noted; scenes shown of protests. [Opposition leader Carlos VALENCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - discusses failure of United States policy in Panama.] Stmts. by both political cand., Vice President George Bush and Governor Michael Dukakis, that they will not deal with Noriega, a convicted drug trafficker, recalled.

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter

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