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Panama / Noriega and Vatican Embassy #120277

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: John Martin) Pressure from United States on General Manuel Noriega and his papal hosts at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, Panama, where he is in refuge, featured; scenes shown of American soldiers and Panamanian crowds around embassy; details given of diplomatic negotiations between Vatican, United States and countries that might accept Noriega. [President BUSH - says Noriega should be tried.] Panama's election commission reported finally officially endorsing President Guillermo Endara and his vice presidents. [Vice President Guillermo FORD - says Noriega was a monster.] American military's efforts to pacify capital city detailed.

Jarriel, Tom;
Martin, John

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