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Nicaragua / United States Policy #303150

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 22, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan's last minute lobbying of Senate Democrats to reach agreement on aid to Nicaragua's anti-government guerrillas, up for vote in Congress tomorrow, examined; proposed compromise outlined on screen, discussed; demonstration protesting Reagan's policy in Central America and Nicaragua especially noted, shown. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - claims supporting anti-government guerrillas is road to peace.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - feels US should work for peace, not overthrow of govts.] Tomorrow's vote anticipated.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Managua, Nicaragua) Nicaragua's current offensive against guerrillas examined; films shown. Sandinistan demands of United States before cease-fire will be agreed to outlined; President Dan. Ortega's position cited as example [ORTEGA - (thru translator) thinks United States is at war with Nicaragua, thus dialogue must be with US, not guerrillas.] Ortega's proposed compromise, rejected by US, outlined on screen. [Opposition leader Ramiro GURDIAN - doesn't believe Ortega is credible.]

Jones, Phil;
Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan

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