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US-South America Relations / Bush Visit / Brazil #126514

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Beginning of President Bush's trip to South America to discuss free trade with five emerging democracies reported.

(Brasilia: Brit Hume) Bush's stopover in Brazil featured; scenes shown of Bush with President Fernando Collor de Mello. [BUSH - comments on Persian Gulf situation; talks about shift to free trade.] Scenes shown of today's shootout between a faction of the military and government soldiers in Argentina.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Importance of Bush's visit and the push for economic reform in five South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela featured; representative scenes shown from each nation. Bush's offer to help Brazil reduce its staggering foreign debt in return for opening of domestic markets and to help protect the Brazilian rain forest mentioned. Economic dissatisfaction in Argentina noted. President Dwight Eisenhower recalled as last American president to visit Uruguay. Political situation in Chile outlined. Venezuela's role as a regional model cited.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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