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Panama / Noriega / Gen. Strike #320487

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) General strike reported ebbing in Panama as general Manuel Antonio Noriega's regime remains intact. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Richard Roth) Grocery stores shown opening in Panama City. [WOMAN - says has to prepare.] [Opposition attorney Tomas HERRERA - comments on disappointment of people buying food.] Cash shortage noted continuing. Tax payments noted due and Noriega reported counting on income to aid in combatting cash shortage. American corps. in Panama reported paying millions in taxes despite United States economy sanctions. Companies paying taxes to Panamanian government illus. For. analyst noted asserting American tax payments helping maintain military payroll. Panama's human rights committee reported accusing government of brutality after raid on opposition leaders and journalists. [American WOMAN - describes being beaten by police.] Scenes shown of raid; details given.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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