NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1983
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(Studio) Nicaragua's fears of Grenada-style United States invasion noted increased with US-backed guerrilla leader Comandante Zero's current United States tour.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Eden Pastora, known as Comandante Zero, noted involved in US-backed efforts to overthrow Nicaraguan government; films shown. Pastora's efforts to court United States public opinion, focusing today on mtgs. with Representatives such as Michael Barnes, examined. [PASTORA - (thru translator) is not seeking CIA funding.] His claims to be independent of E. or West influence mentioned; CIA-funded guerrilla commander Adolfo Calero noted Pastora's rival. Pastora claims that Calero's troops are former soldiers of Anastasio Somoza outlined; White House support for Calero and "Washington Post" reception for Pastora mentioned. [CALERO - comments on Congress]
REPORTER: Fred Francis