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Guatemala-Israel Relations #288581

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 16, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Guatemala) Extent of Israeli involvement in Guatemala army examined; films shown. [Colonel Roberto MATA - claims United States aid and advice is unnecessary.] Mao Tse-tung's description of guerrilla recalled; anti-guerrilla philosophy encouraged by Israel described. [General Efrain RIOS MONTT - (thru translator) condemns critics of Guatemala's human rights efforts.] Army's public relations efforts among peasants and guerrillas described. [Former Peace Corps worker Michael LUHAN - notes government's efforts to encourage population's well being.] [REFUGEE - (thru translator) notes army's atrocities.] [RIOS MONTT - (thru translator) defs. government] Rios Montt's emphasis on economy as weapon against guerrillas noted.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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