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Central American Peace Initiative #317470

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 08, 1987
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(Studio: Lesley Stahl) President Reagan's failure to endorse Central American peace plan agreed to by Nicaragua and its neighbors yesterday reported

(DC: Terence Smith) President's statement quoted on screen. [Representative James WRIGHT - hopes Reagan will hold off requests for Contra aid now.] [Representative Dan BURTON - opposes halt to Contra aid.] [Representative Thomas FOLEY - wants proposal to be given a chance.]

(Studio: Lesley Stahl) President Daniel Ortega reported calling for direct United States- Nicaraguan talks.

(Miami, Florida: Juan Vasquez) Indications of new conciliatory tone by Ortega at Guatemala City peace conference examined; details given, scenes shown. [Costa Rican President Oscar ARIAS - believes Ortega recognizes need for flexibility, compromise if war is to end.] Econ. and political implications of proposed peace plan for Nicaragua considered. [Honduran foreign minister Carlos LOPEZ CONTRERAS - thinks plan is in Honduras' best interest] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - comments.]

Smith, Terence;
Stahl, Lesley;
Vasquez, Juan

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