CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan reported arriving in Washington, DC after NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Reagan noted issuing warning to Panamanian general Manuel Antonio Noriega. Report introduced.
(Brussels, Belgium: Bill Plante) Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz reported departing from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit agenda to publicly denounce Noriega's actions. [SHULTZ - attacks Noriega.] [REAGAN - says Noriega's got to go.] Admin.'s economy pressure upon Panama outlined. [SHULTZ - comments on economy pressure.] Congress reported urging Reagan to impose total trade embargo against Panama. [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - comments on proposed sanctions.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies spokesperson Eva LOSER - comments on situation.] Admin. sources quoted.
(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Panama City's general strike featured; details given, scenes shown. Econs. quoted with regard to cash shortage in Panama. Panama's ousted president Eric Arturo Delvalle's proclamation reported publisher in US newspapers. Proclamation quoted on screen. [Opposition leader Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - says anyone giving money to Noriega is throwing it away.] Reagan administration reported freezing Panamanian assets in United States and stopping payments for Panama Canal. Noriega quoted with regard to United States actions. Air Panama reported cancelling flights. [Mariella DELVALLE- describes situation and says Noriega feeling pressure.] Panamanians noted possibly blaming United States for economy troubles.
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