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Reagan / Nicaragua Policy #302991

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan reported launching campaign for Congress approval of funding for anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas; films shown. [REAGAN - wants Congress to give plan a chance.] [Zbigniew BRZEZINSKI - supports Reagan's policy as means of avoiding Vietnam-type situation in Central America.] President noted flying in Costa Rican President Luis Alberto Monge to lobby Capitol Hill for his proposal. [MONGE - (thru translator) claims Reagan's plan will halt Marxist-Leninist expansionism in region.] Equally aggressive campaign by those opposed to aiding rebels described, discussed; scenes from "Who Are the Contras"? shown courtesy Caribbean Basin Info. Project, from commercial courtesy Committee for SANE Nuclear Policy. President Dan. Ortega's comment on Nicaragua's response should Congress reject aid to anti-government movement noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:30

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