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Falkland Crisis #283409

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1982
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(Studio) Possibility that British commandos have landed on Falkland Island reported; comments by Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and Argentine foreign minister Costa Mendez noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Defense ministry noted ordering blackout on all news reports on commando activity; commando unit noted landing on South Georgia Island prior to successful British recovery of region. [In Parliament, voice of Labor party leader Michael FOOT - warns Thatcher against further mil. moves.] [Voice of THATCHER - responds.] Thatcher's commitment to regaining territory noted; public support for her policy mentioned. HMS Hermes admiral John F. Woodward's remarks on South Georgia takeover outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Current atmosphere here in anticipation of British naval fleet's arrival examined in detail; government television coverage of troops on Falkland Island discussed; crackdown on reporters noted. Pol. impact on President Leopoldo Galtieri on possible British assault cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) [COSTA MENDEZ - discusses British demands, issue of sovereignty, United States role in negotiations.] Brazil and Peru reported circulating petition among Organization of American States members calling for cease-fire; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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