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US-Nicaragua Relations / Hasenfus #306918

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 18, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) American Eugene Hasenfus, survivor in crash of alleged CIA plane ferrying supplies to Nicaraguan Contras, recalled claiming he worked for CIA operative Max Gomez who is linked to Vice President George Bush.

(Miami, Florida: Robert Schakne) Bush's son, John E. "Jeb" Bush, said admittedly involved in private efforts to aid Contras; details given, scenes shown. [Jeb BUSH - claims he helps raise funds for Contras; denies father is involved.] "Miami Herald" noted claiming administration officials identification Jeb Bush as Vice President's primary contact in dealing with Contras. Guerrilla supporter Jesus Garcia, arrested on weapons charge, said he was told Contra supply operations were under Vice President's direction. Apparent extent of Contra gunrunning by Southern Air Transport, officially a former CIA airlines, described.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Hasenfus' trial said scheduled for Monday in Managua.

Schakne, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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