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Nicaragua / Ortega #313476

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 14, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Juan Vasquez) Response of Nicaragua president Dan. Ortega to diplomatic cold shoulder from President Reagan reported [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says response of United States government to his peace plan has been a punch in the face.] Admin. said not bothered by Ortega's statement [In radio address, REAGAN - says Secretary of State George Shultz will meet with Central American foreign mins. after negotiations have begun under mediation of Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo.] Obando y Bravo said expecting counterproposal from Contras soon. [On CNN "Newsmaker Saturday", Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says it can be done if Sandinistas are flexible.] [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says we will see if Contras' proposals are reasonable.] Peace plan noted not calling for Sandinistas to give up, or share, their power. [On CNN "Newsmaker Saturday", Senator Alan CRANSTON - says Congress will not authorize aid to Contras if peace plan seems to be working.] Impact of Ortega plan on Contras noted.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Sending of humanitarian aid to Contras by peace groups reported; details given, scenes shown. Role of actor Ed Asner mentioned.

Schieffer, Bob;
Vasquez, Juan

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