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Panama / Noriega / Diplomacy #329611

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 02, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Panama City: Doug Tunnell) United States and Vatican officials reported continuing to negotiate custody of Manuel Noriega; scenes shown from Panama City, Panama. President Bush noted replacing ambassador Arthur Davis with Deane Hinton; reasons for change given. [In May, 1989, DAVIS - admits his ignorance regarding diplomacy.] Vatican's refusal to grant Noriega political asylum noted. [Archbishop Marcos McGRATH, former vice president Carlos OZORES, vice president Guillermo FORD - comment on Noriega.]

(Studio: Dan Rather; Panama City: Doug Tunnell) Noriega noted wanting to flee to Cuba.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Initial United States troop withdrawals from Panama reported and current role of United States troops in Panama detailed. [In Monterey, California, SOLDIER - says he is glad to be home.] [Southern Command Colonel Ron SCONYERS - says withdrawal will be slow.] [General Frederick WOERNER - (retired) explains corruption of Panamanian army under Noriega.] Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger noted en route to Panama to discuss economic aid to Panama.

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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