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El Salvador #260577

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1979
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(Studio) New military junta in El Salvador reported adding civilians to its ranks and promising democrat reforms; details given. No. killed since Monday night coup stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Release of prisoners, mostly involved in labor disputes, by junta noted; films shown. Appt. of civilians to junta examined. [Junta member Ramon MAYORGA - comments on long-range goals.] Continued denunciation of junta by leftists outlined; films shown. Young boy killed in attempted uprising named, discussed.
REPORTER: Charles Gomez

(Studio) Junta announcement of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, contact with Nicaragua and participation of Communist party in elecs. reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Gomez, Charles

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