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Panama / Noriega Issue #320012

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 29, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega's opponents reported holding rally in Panama City, Panama. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Merchants shown preparing for general strike. [MERCHANT - says needs to work.] Panama's Atlas Brewery reported paying empls. to strike. Opposition leaders quoted. [Chamber of Commerce pres. Aurelio BARRIA - says won't be easy to oust Noriega.] Police shown detaining Barria after interview. [BARRIA - says Chamber of Commerce been illegally closed.] People noted afraid to openly oppose Noriega. [WOMAN - says business stays open, fearing reprisals.] Deposed President Eric Arturo Delvalle Henriquez mentioned making home video in which he claimed still legal leader of Panama. Impact of general strike upon Panama Canal discussed.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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