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Reagan / Latin American Trip #281933

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 04, 1982
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(Studio) Plane carrying reporters covering President Reagan's Latin American trip reported crash landing in Brazil.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(San Jose, Costa Rica) Reagan's stop in Costs Rica, where his speech was interrupted by communist heckler, examined; films shown. [REAGAN - notes demo. allows heckler to express communist viewpoint; warns other ntns. against exporting violence.] His later meeting with Costa Rica president noted. [REAGAN - doesn't believe "New York Times" can verify claim of CIA agents in Honduras.] Anti-Reagan demonstrations mentioned, shown. Question of US involvement in covert operations in Central America considered.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Honduras) Secretary of State George Shultz's statement on issue of United States aid to Latin America and Israel outlined; President Reagan's meeting with President Roberto Suazo Cordoba to discuss Nicaragua noted. CIA involvement in covert operation along Honduras-Nicaragua border discussed; probable power of General Gustavo Alvarez, thought to be controlled by United States ambassador John Negroponte, considered. [REAGAN - criticizes counter-revolutionaries.] Questions raised by Reagan's mtgs. with Honduran president and later with Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Plante, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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