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El Salvador #527707

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 26, 1983
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(Studio) Leftist guerrillas in El Salvador reported accusing rightist government of shielding death squads; rebels' threat of retaliation should any of their members be killed by such vigilante groups noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(San Salvador, El Salvador) United States ambassador Thomas Pickering, in White House approved speech, reported strongly condemning right-wing death squads. [PICKERING - claims such squads threaten course of democracy.] Similar remarks by 2 previous ambs. recalled resulting in their transfers; recent death squads' activity aimed at frightening labor leader Jorge Camacho and other moderates discussed. [PICKERING - notes pregnant women have been among victims.] Reagan administration's apparent tactic of trying to embarrass business leaders into pushing government into action considered.
REPORTER: David Hazinski

Chung, Connie;
Hazinski, David

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