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Puerto Rico / Gubernatorial Elections #295907

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1984
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(Studio) PR's role in United States political system explained.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Juan, PR) Current gubernatorial campaign here said dominated by continuing controversy over deaths of 2 radical would-be bombers 6 years ago and alleged role of Governor Carlos Romero Barcelo's government; details of incident recalled, films shown. [Former governor Rafael HERNANDEZ COLON - alleges cover-up.] [ROMERO - accuses Hernandez of lying.] [Miguel MARTE - claims he's a dead man if Romero wins election] Marte noted witness to government murders of Arnaldo Dario Rosado and Carlos Enrique Soto; details given. [MARTE - describes scene, threats to him by police.] Marte's recent revelations in senate hearings, as well as testimony by police involved in killing and granted immunity, reviewed. [ROMERO - acknowledges possibility of cover-up by police.] No. indictments so far and Romero's call for further investigation mentioned; questions regarding extent of cover-up considered. [ROMERO - denies involvement.]

Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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