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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #321295

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reagan administration deal with general Manuel Noriega to drop drug indictments if he leaves Panama discussed. Vice President George Bush reported opposing deal with Noriega. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Plante) Noriega shown with thumbs up when asked about deal with US. Deal detailed. [Senator Nancy KASSEBAUM - describes negotiating with Noriega.] [Senator Christopher DODD - wants Noriega out of Panama.] Bush aide quoted on screen with regard to Vice President's difference of opinion with Reagan when Noriega issue discussed. [Bush campaign manager Lee ATWATER - comments on Bush's stance.] Bush aide Don. Gregg quoted on screen with regard to Bush's knowledge of Noriega's activities. Sources quoted with regard to State Department negotiator Michael Kozak; White House chief of staff Howard Baker mentioned.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Associated Press article quoted with regard to deal with Noriega.

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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