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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #321200

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 1988
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Status of attempts to negotiate with Panama's general Manuel Noriega to get him to leave power reported; details given of plan to drop drug chgs. against Noriega if he steps down; scenes shown; acting- pres. Manuel Solis Palma mentioned. [On NBC, Senator John KERRY - opposes plan.] [Opposition leader Roberto EISENMANN - discusses Noriega situation.] Report that Noriega may run for president in next year's elecs. noted. [On NBC, Panama cabinet minister Mario ROGNONI - says Noriega will remain a political force.] [On "Face the Nation", Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - describes Noriega's new demands.] Admin. reported still confident it can make deal.

Potter, Deborah;
Spencer, Susan

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