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Nicaragua #500375

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1978
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(Studio) Reports that Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza has asked permission to leave country noted. General strike in Nicaragua reported
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Managua, Nicaragua) Details given about anti-Somoza feeling in Nicaragua and evidence of it in general strike, national guard discussions of coup and reports that some military officers have been arrested for planning coup. [SOMOZA - says violence in country began with Castro's coming to power. Says it won't stop when he leaves office.] Violence in villages noted; bombing shown. Is reported that bomb temporarily knocked out NBC camera. Nicaraguan radio reports that Somoza has asked legislature for permission to leave country and speculation that he'll go to Washington, DC to ask for help stated.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(DC) United States role in Nicaraguan situation outlined.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Nicaraguan government confirmation of attempted coup on Sunday night reported
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Francis, Fred;
Savitch, Jessica;
Valeriani, Richard

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