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Central America / United States Policy / Nicaragua #291896

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 29, 1983
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(Studio) Representative Thomas O'Neill's remarks on House vote last night to halt covert US aid to anti-Nicaraguan rebels reported
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(DC) Admin. response to House vote outlined on screen; Fidel Castro's conciliatory comments on Central America last night recalled. [CASTRO - (thru translator) is willing to withdraw Cuban advisers from region if other ntns. do likewise.] White House reaction noted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - supports House action.] President Reagan's apparent commitment to overthrowing Sandinista government and continuing show of military force in area noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(DC) United States intelligence officers said angered over administration's political use of intelligence information to promote its policy toward Nicaragua; United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick's recent claim of substantial increase in Cuban presence in region cited as example Intelligence officials said unable to confirm such buildup; intelligence community's reaction to claims of Nicaraguan defectors noted. Issue of USSR cargo ships in Central America discussed.
REPORTER: David Martin

Kurtis, Bill;
Martin, David;
Plante, Bill

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