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Nicaragua / Stone Mission #287878

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Panama City, Panama) CIA-financed anti-Sandinista guerrillas reported ready to negotiate with Nicaragua following meeting here with United States envoy Richard Stone; films shown. [STONE - believes rebel leaders are willing to enter into dialogue; isn't worried about Nicaragua's public rejection of terms.] [Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - won't negotiate with mercenaries backed by foreign powers.] [Rebel leader Adolfo CALERO - will continue war while negotiations take place.] Apparent United States rejection of Nicaragua's call for direct peace talks with United States considered.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert

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