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Panama Canal #245608

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1976
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(Studio) Ronald Reagan charges that Ford administration to turn Panama Canal over to Panama. Report on controversy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Panama) United States workers who operate canal live in Panama. Town similar to An. town. Panamanians are aliens in United States canal zone. Panama wants jurisdiction over canal. [Foreign minister Aquilino BOYD - notes the prosperity of canal zone.] In 1903, Panama helped get its freedom from Colombia with United States help. For $10 million and token yearly payment, United States given rights to 10-mi. slice of Panama. In September 1975, Panamanian students attack United States embassy after Kissinger remark. [Canal hydrologist Frank ROBINSON - says United States is here due to legal treaty.] 10,000 An. troops are in Panama to protect canal. Panama wants new agreement in 1977. United States image in world is at stake.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) There will be 2nd report on Canal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard
Duration:
00:03:20

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