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Nicaragua / American Killed #315490

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Murder of American engineer Benjamin Linder by Contras here examined; details given, scenes shown. [Co-worker Lillian HALL - reacts to his death.] Linder's role in engineering project and circumstances of his death described. [September 1983, LINDER - claims Nicaraguans fear US-backed Contra attacks, not USSR .] [Contra executive director Leonardo SOMARRIBA - defs. death.] No. Americans living here noted.

(Portland, OR: Jerry Bowen) Criticism of United States support for Contras in light of Linder's death considered; scenes shown. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - considers Linder's assassination by Contras part of country's ongoing tragedy.] [Representative Ron WYDEN - comments.] [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - notes department's travel advisory.] Linder's background in Nicaragua, include lawsuit to halt United States aid to Contras, reviewed. [Center for Constitutional Rights spokesperson Michael RATNER - claims humanitarian vols. are target of Contra funding.] [David LINDER, John LINDER - react to son/bro.'s death; hold Reagan administration responsible.]

Reporter(s):
Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan
Duration:
00:04:10

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