NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 05, 1982
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(Studio) Conflict reported arising over President Reagan's claim that Guatemala is unfairly treated over issue of human rights abuses; President said likely to support resumption of United States military aid to that nation
REPORTER: Chris Wallace
(DC) Press Efrain Rios Montt thought successful in convincing Reagan to ignore Guatemala's record on human rights and restore military equipment supplies; Rios Montt's rise to power and method of ruling noted. Reagan's praise of Rios Montt's integrity mentioned. [REAGAN - thinks Rios Montt's regime has received "bum rap." ] [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Senator Mark HATFIELD - opposes rearming Guatemala; explains.] Pol. task facing President in restoring military aid to Guatemala mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Francis