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Panama / Noriega / US-Vatican / Nicaraguan Ambassador #120352

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 30, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Beth Nissen) Diplomatic standoff between US, Vatican and Panama over fate of General Manuel Noriega, who is staying at the Vatican embassy in Panama, featured; details given of letter from eight Catholic bishops in Panama calling for Noriega's release and resulting storm of rumors. Review of American search of diplomatic residence of ambassador from Nicaragua detailed; scenes and photos shown from site; response from Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega outlined.

(Houston, Texas: Lark McCarthy) Response of vacationing President Bush to American troops going into ambassador's residence cited. [BUSH - comments and inquires about arms in that house; discusses US-Vatican relations]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Demand from USSR that United States pull out of Panama reported

McCarthy, Lark;
Nissen, Beth;
Simpson, Carole

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