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Nicaragua #288050

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 1983
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(Studio) Confusing signals coming from Sandinista government in Nicaragua noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Managua, Nicaragua) Conditions in Managua and elsewhere in Nicaragua described [WOMAN - (translation by reporter) says economy and President Reagan are problems.] Warlike attitude in cntry., against United States, and economy problems noted. Films shown. Attitude with regard to Reagan outlined. [International Fund for Reconstruction spokesperson Sergio LACAYO - comments.] Improvements in Nicaragua since "60 Minutes" filmed scenes from life under Anastasio Somoza government in 1978 described; film shown. United States economy pressures on country stated. [New York investment banker Richard WEINERT - comments.] Concessions discussed by Nicaraguans noted, include easing of censorship on opposition newspaper La Prensa and involvement of relations between government and Catholic church. Sandinistas' desire to negotiate with United States stated. [Deputy foreign minister Nora ASTORGA - comments.] Suspicions of opposition leaders cited. [Opposition leader Andres SUNIGA - comments.] [United States Ambassador Anthony QUAINTON - comments, incl. statements with regard to Nicaragua's connections with Cuba and USSR .] [Interior minister Tomas BORGE - (translated by reporter) says problems aren't with Cuba but with United States.] World opinion of Nicaragua stated.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:30

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