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Nicaragua #259543

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 12, 1978
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(Studio) President Anastasio Somoza's claim that his troops have put down Nicaraguan rebel attempts to overthrow him and his statement that he won't resign reported Situation in embattled city near capital described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Managua, Nicaragua) Report on situation in Masaya, where national guard has sealed off town, not even permitting Red Cross supplies into area. President Somoza's news conference announcement that agreement for Red Cross to enter city had been reached reported Somoza's other announcements about government control of other cities and interception of attempted guerrilla infiltration from Costa Rica detailed. [SOMOZA - compares guerrilla efforts to Tet offensive in Vietnam; says government has defeated it. Denies rumors that he'll resign.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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