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(Studio) Report on Panama's announcement that it will grant political asylum to Nicaraguan guerrillas and political prisoners, released as part of guerrillas' demands during seizure of Nicaragua's National Palace. Incrd. pressure on Nicaraguan government noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Managua, Nicaragua) Calls by anti-Somoza leaders for resignation of President Anastasio Somoza stated. [Anti-Somoza leader Eduardo CHAMORRO - says change will come either through violence or through reasonable process.] Views of busmen. noted. [Bus. spokesperson William BAEZ - states views on Somoza resignation issue.] Somoza's indirect pleas for help to President Carter, mentioning growing threat of Communism in Central American, reported [SOMOZA - says Nicaraguans must realize that someday country will be divided into democrat and Communist people.] Key to Somoza's remaining in power said to be support of national guard.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
- Hall, Bruce;
- Mudd, Roger
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