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Panama / Elections / United States Response #121972

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Attack in streets of Panama on opposition cands. Guillermo Endara and Ricardo Arias Calderon detailed. Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Admin. response to events in Panama reported [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - says President Bush condemns violence in Panama and accuses General Manuel Noriega of fraud in the elecs.] Bush's efforts to contact Endara through American ambassador Arthur Davis explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; DC: Brit Hume) US' fear that hostage situation could develop in Panama noted; details given of Bush's attempts to work in concert with other Latin American leaders

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) Confrontation between opposition leaders and army in Panama City, Panama, reported; scenes shown of protest march and army's response to it. Continue of election count that shows Noriega's handpicked cand., Carlos Duque, to be winning noted. [PANAMANIAN - says he expects some kind of compromise between the two sides.] Review of situation in post-elec. Panama given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Impt. of Bush's response to rest of Latin American noted.

Collins, Peter;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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