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Nicaragua / Contra Aid #318089

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nicaraguan government reported releasing opposition leaders in compliance with Central American peace plan. President Reagan noted being wary of Sandinista motives. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported launching campaign for more aid to Contras. Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra noted promising to uphold Central American peace plan. Aid to Contras issue and Congress's agreeing to vote on proposal discussed. [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - criticizes Ortega's pledges.] Ortega shown iterating promises in Giudad Dario, Nicaragua; details given. Ortega quoted. [Representative Tony COELHO - criticizes Reagan administration] White House Contra aid request illustration [Senator Robert DOLE - doubts more Contra aid will be approved.] Reagan's Contra aid strategy detailed. [REAGAN - urges aid to Contras in video made for American Legion viewing.] White House officials quoted. Critics noted opposing more aid to Contras.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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