ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 26, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Justice Department reported requesting that countries freeze General Manuel Noriega's foreign bank accts.
(Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) Diplomatic efforts by United States to get Noriega out of Vatican embassy in Panama featured; scenes shown from around embassy compound; details given of what President Bush's administration might like to do about Noriega. [Secretary of Defense Dick CHENEY - says he should stand trial in US.] [Archbishop Marcos McGRATH - says he hopes Noriega will not go off to live the high life.] Conds. that would satisfy American and Panamanian concerns outlined on screen.
(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Pentagon's analysis of Noriega's role in resistance noted.
(Panama City, Panama: Beth Nissen) How Noriega eluded United States authorities for four days in Panama reviewed in detail. [American military SPOKESPERSON - says it was hard to keep up with him; says Noriega avoided PDF.] Story in "Wall Street Journal" that Noriega's location was phoned into a find-Noriega hot line by his mistress' daughter detailed; scenes shown.
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