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Central America / Kissinger Commission Report #293182

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1984
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(Studio) Official release today of Kissinger commission report on Central America noted. Cmsn.'s conclusions quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Conclusions and recommendations of Henry Kissinger and commission examined; films shown. [President REAGAN - feels report supports his call for urgent solutions to region's problems.] [KISSINGER - considers consequences of lack of action.] Report's condemnation of USSR and Cuban role in reqion and other findings and recommendations outlined on screen, discussed. Issue of United States force against Nicaragua and continuation of CIA's covert war there considered; commission's recommendation for continuing aid to El Salvador contingent on human rights progress noted opposed by Kissinger. [KISSINGER - explains his stance on issue.] [Walter MONDALE - agrees with conditional aid based on human rights.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Cmsn.'s controversial conclusions and recommendations on El Salvador's right-wing death squads and deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' reaction outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Pol. murder statistics supplied by non-government Salvadoran human rights organization, the Catholic Church and United States embassy graphed on screen, compared; variance in totals explained. Range of explanations for apparent decline in political murders listed; possible role of United States pressure on Salvadoran government's action against death squads considered.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Rather, Dan;
Schakne, Robert;
Wagner, Richard

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