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Nicaragua / Chamorro, Ortega and Contras / Sandinista Army #331487

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush and USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev reported discussing Nicaraguan elections. Report introduced.

(Managua: Juan Vasquez) Violeta de Chamorro's party reported joining Sandinistas in calling for disbanding of Contra army. [CHAMORRO - (thru translator) says there is no reason for war.] [Sandinistas' attorney Paul REICHLER - says Contras must relinquish their weapons.] Daniel Ortega's stance on issue noted. [Secretary of State James BAKER - says need for Contras is diminishing.] Reconciliation for soldiers noted more difficult than it is for politicians.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Power of Sandinista army and its role in Chamorro government examined; details given of armed services leadership by defense minister Humberto Ortega and Tomas Borge; scenes shown. [Johns Hopkins University Riodan ROETT - comments on army and need for Chamorro to assert her leadership.] [Senator John McCAIN, General Frederick WOERNER - comment on Nicaraguan military.]

Reporter(s):
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan
Duration:
00:04:30

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