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US-Panama Relations / Killing of American #325121

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 17, 1989
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(San Jose, Costa Rica: Juan Vasquez) Shooting to death of American ofr. by Panamanian soldiers and resulting state of alert on both sides featured; details given of the differing versions of incident; scenes shown from Panama City, Panama. General Manuel Noriega noted stating for months that United States has been trying to provoke an incident; details given of Panama's recent declaration that "state of war" exists with US.

(Studio: Connie Chung; DC: David Martin) Pentagon version of what happened in the killing and in a related incident reviewed; details given of response from Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney.

Sawyer, Forrest;
Chung, Connie;
Vasquez, Juan

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