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US-Central American Relations / Nicaragua / Panama #310239

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan's remarks with regard to USSR and Nicaragua noted. President's campaign for military and other aid for Contras fighting in Nicaragua cited. Mtg. between Secretary of State George Shultz and 3 Contra leaders rptd; scenes shown. [SHULTZ - comments.] Shultz's charge of illegal drug exports from Nicaragua reported Report introduced.

(San Jose, Costa Rica: Michael Connor) Cocaine smuggling trial of Horatio Perrera in Costa Rica in connection with Contra leader Juachan Gonzalez reported; details given, scenes shown. Alleged involvement of Hermundo Chamorro noted. [CHAMORRO - denies connection between Contras and drug smugglers.] Evidence to the contrary cited. Case of Gerardo Duran mentioned; his comments quoted. [Senator John KERRY - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Condition of US-Panama relations reported, due to allegations against Panama leader, Brigadier General Manuel Antonio Noriega, re: drug trafficking, gunrunning and money laundering. Noriega's alleged involvement with CIA, Cuba and Nicaragua noted. Secretary of State George Shultz's remarks quoted.

Connor, Michael;
Rather, Dan

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