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Nicaragua / Cease-Fire / United States Relations #324535

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 01, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Juan Vasquez) Nicaragua's Dan. Ortega reported canceling cease-fire with Contras; details given, scenes shown from Managua, Nicaragua. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) comments on situation.] [For. minister spokesperson Alejandro BENDANA - says the people are demanding revocation.] [Contra spokesperson Enrique BERMUDEZ - says Contras did not attack Sandinistas.] Upcoming elecs. noted; opposition candidate Violeta de Chamorro mentioned. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) warns that elecs. will not be held if President Bush administration does not disband Contra army.]

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Bush reaction to Ortega action discussed; White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says Ortega is creating situation in which elecs. won't be possible.] [Senator John McCAIN - urges military assistance to Contras.] [Senator Christopher DODD - doesn't want another Contra war.] Bush noted attempting to pressure Ortega through UN channels.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley;
Vasquez, Juan

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