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El Salvador #522833

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 06, 1982
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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda reported making progress in discussions of Mexican proposal for end to civil war in El Salvador.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(New York City) Reagan administration's initial reaction to idea noted; films shown. Implications of today's meeting cited; Mexican PresidentJose Lopez Portillo's proposal outlined on screen. [HAIG - feels talks are beneficial.] [CASTANEDA - acknowledges remaining problems.] Future mtgs. said scheduled.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(El Salvador) [President Jose Napoleon DUARTE - comments on plan of intervention by Mexico, Cuba or others.] Issue of further United States military aid to El Salvador discussed; current status of war described.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(Studio) Senator Robert Byrd reported proposing legislature to prevent administration from sending combat troops to region.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Byrd's position outlined. [BYRD - explains need for legislature] President Reagan's reaction mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Kalb, Bernard;
Savitch, Jessica;
Seamans, Ike;
Valeriani, Richard

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