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Panama / Noriega / Economy Conds. #320208

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Panama's economy crisis reported worsening as general Manuel Antonio Noriega unable to pay hundreds of government empls. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Angry empls. shown protesting lack of pay. [Dockworker Lydia SMITH - says wants money.] Schoolteachers' demonstration shown turning into riot. Govt. noted wanting to pay government empls. in bonds. [Schoolteacher Martin BROWN - says can't eat bonds.] Govt. mentioned planning to sell food at discount. [Ousted President Eric Arturo DELVALLE - says Noriega on way out.] [Mfrs. Association president Carlos VALENCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) - says government empls. no longer support Noriega regime.] Nurses and other public servants shown waving dollar bills in protest.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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