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Central America / Reagan Policy #296324

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. clash between President Reagan and Congress over his CIA-directed mining of Nicaraguan harbors described; Representative Thomas O'Neill's reference to such policy as terrorism cited as example House reported passing nonbinding resolution similar to one approved by Senator condemning the mining. [Deputy secretary state Ken. DAM - defs. legality of policy.] Mining program said allegedly temporarily halted due to congress outcry rather than change in President Reagan's policy.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua) Econ. impact of CIA mining program on Nicaragua discussed; Sandinista government's reaction to Senator condemnation of mining policy mentioned. [Interior minister Tomas BORGE - (thru translator) feels objective of mining policy is to halt commerce with his nation] Fin. community's assessment of Nicaragua's actual reason for economy slump outlined. [MAN - (thru translator) notes shortages existed before mining began.] Concern over United States mil. maneuvers in Honduras and prospects of further United States military exercises in Nicaraguan territory mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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