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Nicaragua / Contras #119590

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 02, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Nicaragua, its leader Dan. Ortega, the Contras and upcoming elecs. featured. [State Department spokesperson Richard BOUCHER - says Contras are returning for elecs. and not for military operations.] Contras' concern that they will be kicked out of bases in Honduras noted. [President BUSH - criticizes Sandinistas.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chontales, Nicaragua: Peter Collins) Renewal of fighting between Sandinistas and rebels featured.; details given, scenes shown from little town of Santo Tomas, Nicaragua. [SOLDIER - (thru translator) says we are getting ready for attack.] [Two PEASANTS - comment on fighting and quiet in their region.] Ortega's opinion piece in today's "New York Times" quoted. [United national opposition's Alfredo CESAR - discusses Ortega's motivations.] Future of elecs. reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's appearance of Ortega on "PrimeTime Live" noted.

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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