CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bernard Goldberg) Growing controversy surrounding Reagan administration anti-terrorist program for Salvadoran police, at United States expense, examined; claims that some students are terrorists themselves and members of El Salvador's right-wing death squads noted. Details given, scene shown. [Exile Lionel GOMEZ - claims United States is training Salvadoran killers.] Terrorists said identification as Colonel Jose Dionisio Hernandez, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Adolfo Medrano and Major Baltezar Lopez Cortez. [Senator Tom HARKIN - claims administration is training killers in efficiency.] Salvadoran human rights film shown. [State Department spokesperson Frank FULGHAM - claims ignorance about students' human rights violations.] [GOMEZ - responds.] Senior United States and Salvadoran officials said admitting veracity of accusations.
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