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Paraguay / Coup #325788

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Asuncion, Paraguay: Frederic Thys) Mil. coup reported overthrowing Paraguay's president Alfredo Stroessner; details given, witnesses quoted. General Andres Rodriguez noted assuming president when coup occurred.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Stroessner's autocratic rule in Paraguay detailed; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - welcomes genuine move toward democrat] Stroessner recalled giving Nazi criminal Joseph Mengele refuge in Paraguay. [3 years ago on "60 Mins.", STROESSNER - (thru translator) responds to reporter Mike Wallace's questions with regard to Paraguay's image as haven for drug smugglers.] [Columbia Univ. spokesperson Pamela FALK - comments on human rights abuses in Paraguay.] Stroessner's legacy noted not easily erased.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Thys, Frederic

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