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El Salvador / Death Squads #287879

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1983
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(Studio) Democrat reaction to President Reagan's veto of aid bill for El Salvador making assistance contingent on human rights progress noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(La Paz Province, El Salvador) Murder of several farm cooperative mbrs., incl. pregnant women, by right-wing death squads here examined; program mentioned backed by United States. Catholic Church's estimation of number political murders in 1983 mentioned; Rosalia Avalos' husband cited as example Role of United States aid to El Salvador outlined; belief that top officers in police and national guard are involved in death squads discussed. [Defense minister Carlos VIDES CASANOVA - (thru translator) notes his limited power in situation.] Issue of United States support for government which accepts political murders considered; Gustavo Rivas' funeral shown.
REPORTER: Mike O'Connor

O'Connor, Mike;
Rather, Dan

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