NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1980
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(Studio) State Department's announcement of United States military aid to El Salvador reported; extent of violence there noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Salvador, El Salvador) El Salvador's pole instability examined; films shown. Carter administration said considering proposal to send military advisers; opposition to military aid by Archbishop Oscar Romero quoted. Extent of leftist control in nation detailed; security at United States embassy mentioned. Jimmy Nixon's efforts to shoot terrorists cited. [NIXON - comments.] Local human rights commission's estimates of military murders and arrests reported Agreement between military and many industry leaders with regard to "wiping out leftists" mentioned. [Industrialist Jose PALOMO Castillo - comments.] Present government's position outlined. [People's Revolutionary Bloc spokesperson Raul BAIRES - comments.] Role of rural terrain in guerrilla war detailed; future prospects and United States position cited.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd
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