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Nicaragua Hostage Incident Ends #259304

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) End to guerrilla siege of Nicaragua's National Palace in Managua noted. Demands met by President Anastasio Somoza's government, include flight to sanctuary in Panama, reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Managua, Nicaragua) Details given about end to siege. [TERRORIST - says they fight to free Nicaraguans from Somoza regime and to free brothers in jail.] Participation of Managua bishop in negotiations outlined. [MAN - discusses bishop's participation.] Presence of ambs. from Peru and Panama and Managuan bishop as hostages on terrorists' planes noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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