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US-Panama Relations / Noriega #325191

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Manuel Noriega's relations with United States reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [Former national security council staff member Norman BAILEY - comments on Noriega's drug activities.] [During interview with reporter Mike Wallace, NORIEGA - (thru translator) claims that he made deal with John Poindexter with regard to Nicaraguan Contras.] Oliver North's Iran/Contra trial recalled; testimony with regard to Noriega reviewed. [Former United States attorney Robert MERKLE - says Colombian drug cartel paid Noriega for his cooperation.] Drug indictments facing Noriega in United States mentioned. [Drug czar William BENNETT - comments.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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