CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. unrest and general strike in Nicaragua reported; government's limited success in ending strike in Managua mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Managua, Nicaragua) Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza's order for government bank to revoke loans to business participating in general strike noted. Major of Managua business reported to have ignored strike call. [SOMOZA - says issue is survival of democrat government in Nicaragua. States that Sandinista National Liberation Front won't stop terrorism if he steps down.] Somoza's decision not to temporarily leave cntry., in spite of permission granted by lower house of legislature, and his apparent retention of full control of national guard stated. Arrest of several guard officers who were allegedly planning coup cited.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
(Diriamba, Nicaragua) Report on effect of strike in Diriamba and other small towns and on growing opposition to Somoza there. National guard presence and townspeople's concerns about shooting incidents noted.
REPORTER: David Dick
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