CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 04, 1984
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(Studio) Army and guerrilla casualties in fighting near San Salvador, El Salvador, report
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) Question of Salvadoran army s ability to continue fighting due to decreasing aid from United States examined; films shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - believes supply problem is genuine; elaborates.] Reagan administration said considering additional aid under emergency powers program, avoiding need for congress approval; political implications for President noted. Congress's conditional aid for El Salvador, centered on 1980 murders of United States nuns, recalled. [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON - is prepared to terminate aid to El Salvador unless corruption is curbed and death squads are eliminated.] Size of administration's aid request and importance of human rights issues in Kissinger commission aid package noted.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Rising Salvadoran birth rate and economy and political implications examined; films shown. Related statistics outlined. [Hospital DIR. - (thru translator) cites need for renovation.] Maternity hospital's condition described, shown. Density of El Salvador's population compared to that of Nicaragua. [Family planning OFFICIAL - notes impact of Catholicism on his efforts.] Estimated Salvadoran population by year 2000 mentioned.
REPORTER: John Blackstone