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Panama / United States Invasion / Noriega / US-Panama-Vatican Diplomacy #120372

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 31, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: John Martin) Growing resentment in Panama over decision by Vatican to shelter General Manuel Noriega featured. [Two PANAMANIANS - comment on Noriega.] [Panamanian attorney general Rogelio CRUZ - (thru translator) says we will try Noriega.] [President Guillermo ENDARA - says Noriega can't receive due process.] [Archbishop of Panama Reverend Marcos McGRATH - says Noriega must be brought to justice.]

(Vatican: Jim Hickey) Absence of comment from Pope John Paul II and the Vatican to letter from Panamanian bishops urging that Noriega be handed over for trial featured; scenes shown from embassy in Panama; details given of Vatican position on diplomatic collaboration with US.

Hickey, Jim;
Martin, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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