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Nicaragua #259345

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1978
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(Studio) General strike's spread in Nicaragua amid reports that President Anastasio Somoza may be preparing to leave country noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Managua, Nicaragua) Extent of strike outside Managua and accompanying protests described. Is noted that capital is quieter and most business opened till chamber of commerce told them to close. For. business reported to stay open. [SOMOZA - says country will be able to function, even with 70% or more strike. Thinks he'll be able to stay in office and that strike will fail.] Apparent coup attempt by mid-level national guard officers reported Somoza's request of national legislature that he be allowed to leave cntry. cited.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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