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(Studio: Dan Rather) Senator reported voting unanimously to support President Reagan's increase pressure upon Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega. Senator's resolution reported calling for dipl., economy and political moves to oust Noriega. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Doug Tunnell) Pentagon reported doubling number of mil. police units in Panama; details given, scenes shown. American civilians living in Panama reported fearing for safety. [MAN - tells how was beaten by Panamanian.] Panama Canal empls. reported gathering to hear accts. of violence against Americans [Canal employment Allen SHEPPARD - tells of being threatened.] [NORIEGA - (thru translator) threatens spilling of American blood.] United States officials quoted with regard to harassment of Americans [Brigadier General Marc CISNEROS - comments on security precautions.] Noriega noted lasting longer than expected. Further United States pressure to oust Noriega noted possibly having repercussions on Americans living in Panama.
- Rather, Dan;
- Tunnell, Doug
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