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Panama / Noriega / Delvalle / Economy Conds. #320841

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Stmts. in CNN interview by deposed president of Panama, Eric Delvalle, about General Manuel Noriega's possible provocation of US in order to cause invasion of Panama reported Noriega reported stating he will not cave in to United States economy pressure. Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Beth Nissen) Status of economy crisis in Panama reported; scenes shown of crowd looting warehouse [Panamanian busman. John MAYLES - says economy has disintegrated.] Crumbling of financial services industry in Panama reported [Sumitomo Bank general manager Eiichi MOTOSHIGE - says banking community is damaged.] [MAYLES -says people are spending only on what is absolutely necessary.] Status of food supply detailed. [NORIEGA - (thru translator) says people are suffering because of US.] Problems facing Panama in rebuilding its economy described.

Nissen, Beth;
Serafin, Barry

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