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Nicaragua-Honduran Conflict #308925

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States military's role in Honduran response to alleged Nicaraguan incursion outlined.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Richard Schlesinger) Status of border clash examined; scenes, illustrations shown. Honduran foreign minister's description of incident noted contradicting Reagan administration's claims. [For. minister Carlos LOPEZ CONTRERAS - denies incursion threatens Honduran security] His concern that United States is exploiting situation for lobbying tool on behalf of Nicarguan guerrillas noted. [LOPEZ CONTRERAS - cites fine line between reality and imagination.]

(DC: Phil Jones) Senator debate on aid to Nicaraguan guerrillas and admin.'s use of Honduran situation to push its argument examined; press spokesperson Larry Speakes' statement cited as example Honduran president's letter to President Reagan quoted on screen. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - claims Honduran government reported violation of its national sovereignty.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - feels admin.'s successful as statesman rather than Rambo.] Compromise rejected by White House outlined on screen. [Voices of Senators Patrick LEAHY, Jesse HELMS - debate issue; President Dan. Ortega mentioned.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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