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Nicaragua / Contra Vote #310526

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Santa Barbara, California: Bill Plante) Factors thought influencing House vote on President Reagan's request for aid to Nicaraguan Contras considered; scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - claims USSR provides personnel and test pilots for Sandinista helicopter fleet.] [Contra leader Alfonso ROBELO - hopes for anti-aircraft weapons.] Anti-aid demonstrations nationwide described, shown.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Mike O'Connor) Demonstration here protesting Congress vote noted; scenes shown. [Actor Ed ASNER - attacks President Reagan.] [Opposition LDR. - (thru translator) fears United States aid to Contras will help Sandinistas; explains.] [Contra leader Indalesio RODRIGUEZ - (thru translator) responds to aid critics.] [President Dan. ORTEGA - (thru translator) warns United States military advisers.] Fidel Castro's pledge of support to Sandinistas mentioned.

O'Connor, Mike;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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