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Panama / Noriega Issue #320362

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 24, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Opposition leader Ricardo Arias Calderon shown arriving in Panama. [ARIAS CALDERON - says will oust general Manuel Antonio Noriega and aid democrat in Panama.] Only Panamanian military noted possessing power to oust Noriega. [Legis. Raul ARIAS - says media and military controlled by Noriega's lackeys.] Mil. noted also controlling television stations, airport and casinos. Noriega and top officers noted living lavishly while poor survive on soup kitchen meals. Noriega's mansion shown and discussed. Opponents noted fearing military becoming ruling class. [US Brigadier General Marc CISNEROS - comments on situation.] United States officials noted asserting military officials must be removed from government before Panama can become democrat

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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