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Nicaragua / Peace Talks #320304

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Sandinista and Contra leaders reported meeting for cease-fire talks and agreeing to truce during negotiations. Report introduced.

(Sapoa, Nicaragua: John Blackstone) Sandinistas shown en route to peace talks; details given. Peace talks noted being held in Sapoa, Nicaragua. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says wants to achieve peace and freedom.] Talks noted first time top leaders meeting directly. [Contra spokesperson Bosco MATAMOROS - declares truce during talks.] Nicaraguan incursion into Honduras recalled. Some American opponents to Contra aid noted attending meeting [Contra opponent Brian WILLSON - comments on situation.] Both sides noted appearing willing to compromise due to tremendous media attention given meeting

(Studio: Dan Rather) United States helicopter reported crashing in Honduras; injured nos. given. Report introduced.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Richard Schlesinger) United States troops shown conducting joint training exercises with Honduran soldiers in Tamara, Honduras. [Honduran military spokesperson Juan SIERRA FONSECA - (thru translator) comments on operation.] American troops noted sending intimidating message to Nicaraguan Sandinistas. [US SOLDIER - comments on exercise.] Honduras noted having great ints. in Sandinista-Contra peace talks. Nicaraguan refugees reported fleeing into Honduras; details given, scenes shown. [Honduran refugee commission spokesperson Abraham GARCIA TURCIOS - (thru translator) says refugees work cheaply and take Hondurans' jobs.] Boy shown after hitting land mine while clearing family land; father quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) United States demonstrations against sending troops to Honduras discussed; details given, scenes shown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, protest.

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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