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Carter / Panama Trip #258339

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's trip to Panama to sign ratification of Canal treaty with General Omar Torrijos noted. Security, due to previous anti-American riots in Panama City, described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Panama) Details of Carter's arrival, when he's greeted by Panamanian President Demetrio Lakas and Torrijos, given; participation in welcoming ceremonies by Panamanian children from United States of America Elementary school mentioned. CARTER - speaks to airport crowd in Spanish.] President's remarks quoted. Details of signing ceremony given. [CARTER - pledges United States policy of nonintervention in Panama.] Long history of death and violence from building of Canal through 1964 riots and recent riots in Panama outlined. Hopes for better US-Latin American relations with signing of treaty noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert
Duration:
00:04:10

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