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Panama / United States Invasion / Aftermath #127517

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1990
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Panamanian vice president Guillermo Ford reported lobbying Congress for aid to bolster Panama's economy.

(Panama City: Beth Nissen) Achievements of the United States invasion of Panama examined; scenes shown of the new civilian government in Panama and retraining of law enforcers. [Civilian affairs task forces' Lieutenant Randy DUNLAP - talks about training Panamanians.] [President Guillermo ENDARA - says United States is not rebuilding fast enough and a loss of enthusiasm will result if United States aid is not forthcoming.] Economic problems in Panama reviewed; scenes shown from business district in Panama City, Panama. [Money laundering expert Dr. Norman BAILEY - says Panama was major money laundering center for drug traffic.] Future of Panama's banking secrecy laws detailed. [BAILEY - says invasion will have been waste of time if Endara government does not curtail country's old ways.] [US ambassador to Panama Deane HINTON - says invasion has been welcomed.]

Nissen, Beth;
Sawyer, Diane

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