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Nicaragua / United States Military Aid #308800

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 19, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Capitol Hill debate on President Reagan's request for more military aid for Nicaraguan guerrillas and President's compromise offered today featured; scenes shown. [Representative Edward MARKEY - criticizes proposal.] Intensification of administration's lobbying efforts described; intelligence photos released by Pentagon shown. Criticism of President's misstmts. in Sunday's speech regarding religious persecution of Jews in Nicaragua discussed. [Sunday, REAGAN - accuses Sandinistas of attacking Jews, destroying synagogue, forcing all Jews to flee Nicaragua.] [Rabbi Balfour BRICKNER - contradicts President] Drug Enforcement Agency said disputing President's statement on drug smuggling; his similar errors regarding human rights abuses and regional support for aid to guerrillas noted. Pro-rebel radio commercial pressuring Representative Jim Chapman into supporting Reagan discussed. [Representative Buddy MacKAY - tells lobbyists what to do with their ad campaign] Current status of debate outlined.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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