CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1984
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(Studio) Nicaraguan leader Dan. Ortega reported receive general pledge of support from USSR President Konstantin Chernenko but not pledge of military or economy assistance, according to Tass; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(San Juan, Nicaragua) Status of Nicaragua's battle with US-backed anti-government guerrillas led by Eden Pastora examined; films shown. Recent attempted assassination of Pastora recalled. [Sandinista official Aminta INCER - notes mass surrenders among guerrillas.] Flight of many rebels to Costa Rica described; government capture of US-made weapons noted. [Mil. official Marvin URBINA - (thru translator) feels guerrillas are disorganized and ill-prepared.]
REPORTER: Richard Schlesinger
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