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United States / South American / Military Spending #452123

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 19, 1970
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(Studio) United States spending priorities between military and civilian; in Latin American, military usually wins out.

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ghettos make American slums look good; money goes to military pomp and power; Congress limits arms sale to South American to $75 million; Latin cntrys. want new weapons.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

(DC) [Senator Frank CHURCH - explains arms limitation; Latin cntrys. don't fight each other, keep people in check; wants United States to stop giving arms.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Brazil and others get heavy equipment from Europe or make their own; most Latin govts. pro-American, Peru isn't; resent US refusal to sell jets; Armies proud, nationalistic; United States arms limitations hurting sales and American political influence.
REPORTER: Tom Streithorst

McGee, Frank;
Streithorst, Tom

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