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US-Nicaragua Relations / Cuba #301638

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 06, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Intensification of administration's propaganda offensive against Nicaragua and USSR and Cuban roles there examined. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - praises guerrillas' recent downing of Soviet-made helicopter allegedly piloted by Cubans; notes United States remains committed to opposing Nicaragua.] Shultz said denying Soviet-made missile used by rebels was supplied by CIA. [Nicaraguan ambassador Carlos TUNNERMANN - denies Cubans were aboard downed helicopter.] Possible motive in White House's new campaign considered.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Managua, Nicaragua) Reaction here to United States allegations and downing of helicopter featured; scenes shown. President Dan. Ortega quoted. Issue of USSR and Cuban military roles considered.
REPORTER: Mike O'Connor

McLaughlin, Bill;
O'Connor, Mike;
Rather, Dan

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