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(Studio) General Oscar Mejia Victores reported lifting state of alert in Guatemala. Mejia Victores meeting with Frederic Chapin reported Reforms said thought by some positive steps.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Guatemala City, Guatemala) Street scenes shown. Situation said now calm after tense day. [Student Angela BRYSON - describes coup as witness in palace.] Swearing-in of Mejia'Victores shown; leader quoted re: forthcoming elections, characterized. Whereabouts of Efrain Rios Montt said not known. Church of the Word shown empty. Guatemalans said pleased with regard to coup, for several reasons, including Rios Montt Protestantism. Streets around palace said full of troops, tension. Scenes shown. Reagan admin. said pleased new leader is anti-communist
REPORTER: Richard Wagner
- Rather, Dan;
- Wagner, Richard
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