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Nicaragua / Central American Peace Plan / Contra Aid #318073

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 17, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(San Jose, Costa Rica: Juan Vasquez) Mtg. of ntns. of Central American to discuss peace plan reported; impact of decisions by Nicaragua President Dan. Ortega on plan noted; readiness of Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo to mediate peace talks mentioned. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - talks about Ortega's agreement to direct talks.] Pressure by United States allies on Ortega detailed. [El Salvador President Jose Napoleon DUARTE - (thru translator) says demanded total compliance from Ortega.] Opposition by Costa Rica President Oscar Arias to United States aid to Contras reported [On ABC News, ARIAS - says if United States gives money to Contras, USSR will give money to Sandinistas.] Upcoming talks between Contras and Sandinistas previewed.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Jacqueline Adams) Call for more Contra aid by President Reagan when Congress reconvenes reported [Representative David BONIOR - says Contra aid will kill peace process.] [On NBC, Senator Christopher DODD - says administration should not request aid.] Support for humanitarian aid for Contras reported [Council on For. Relations spokesperson Susan Kaufman PURCELL - discusses Ortgea and Contra aid.] Response of admin. to Ortega's concessions reported

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Spencer, Susan;
Vasquez, Juan
Duration:
00:03:30

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