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Commentary (US Aid To El Salvador) #295884

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(El Salvador) Commentary concerns corruption in program to administration United States economy assistance to El Salvador; soc. and education benefits of aid noted limited due to lack of target population actually recing. food and economy programs. Mil.'s role in appropriating non-mil. aid discussed. [Former SOLDIER - (thru translator) describes army's stealing food meant for poor.] United States embassy's opposite claims noted. [Catholic relief worker Carol SAVAGE - claims aid isn't received where it's meant.] [US ambassador Thomas PICKERING - alleges El Salvador needs continued US aid.] Cntry's dependence on United States funds described; findings of United States auditors outlined. [Monsignor URIOSTE - considers actual amount of designated aid received by poor.] Agency for International Dvt. personnel and Salvadoran officials said refusing to comment on camera; details given. [URIOSTE - cites fear as common denominator in El Salvador.] IMAYOR - (in Spanish) wouldn't leave city at night.] Role played by extensive fear created by both army and guerrillas discussed. [SAVAGE - cites lack of hope by Salvadorans.]
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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