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Carter / For. Trip / Venezuela and Brazil #498097

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 29, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's arrival in Brasilia, Brazil, after 1st stop in Venezuela, noted. Film shown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Brasilia, Brazil) Venezuelan President Perez' remarks with regard to United States and rich world ntns.' attitude toward emerging and poor ntns. outlined; President Carter's reply in speech to Venezuelan parliament noted. [CARTER - says there will be differences, but that all ntns. must bear share of burden.] Carter's arrival in Brazil and problems in US-Brazil relations over issues such as human rights noted. Carter's upcoming visit with church leaders in Brazil who want to change government policy on human rights mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Impt. of visit to Brazil in any president visit to Latin American stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Growth of Brazil's economy in last 14 years described and concern of other Latin American ntns. that they'll be influenced in economy and pols. by Brazil stated. Nuclear power plant between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo cited as symbol of cntry.'s new status; concerns of Brazil's neighbors, particularly Argentina, that plutonium from plant will be used for bombs and President Carter's unsuccessful attempts to get construction halted noted. Description given of military rule of Brazil, under group of gens. presently headed by General Geisel; military action against political opposition noted. Summations of political situation in country by attorney and by taxi driver quoted.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Woodruff, Judy

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