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Panama / Noriega #319994

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 28, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Accusations by Panama strongman Manuel Noriega that CIA is working to install puppet regime reported Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Pol. situation in Panama reported Noriega's interview with "60 Minutes"' Mike Wallace featured; details given of ouster of President Eric Delvalle; Delvalle telephone conservation in which he promises not to leave Panama quoted. [On NBC, Panama government advisor Mario ROGNONI - says Delvalle has committed no crime and there is no military action against him.] Army reported shutting down Delvalle's television station; scenes shown. Opposition's plans detailed. [Opposition leader Eduardo VALLARINO - discusses possible impact of proposed general strike on Noriega.] Stmt. from Roman Catholic Church bishops reported; details given; scenes shown.

(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Responses of Capitol Hill and Organization of American States to events in Panama reported; scenes shown of Organization of American States meeting [Pro-Delvalle ambassador to United States Juan SOSA - discusses United States support.] Possibility of economy boycott against Panama reported [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says United States is pussyfooting on Panama issue; calls for trade embargo to oust Noriega.] Role of United States armed forces in Panama noted. [Senator David BOREN - discusses Noriega.] Impt. of Panama Canal to United States noted. [Senator Sam NUNN - says United States is capable of defending itself.] Watching of events by administration reported

Potter, Deborah;
Roth, Richard;
Spencer, Susan

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