NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) Secret United States report said claiming current Salvadoran defense minister helped cover up national guard's role in murders of four American churchwomen; Salvadoran government said also conducting two investigations, making public the one which cleared national guard of any wrongdoing. Vice President George Bush noted recently returned from visit to El Salvador during which he warned that government of consequences of allowing right-wing death squads to continue.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Salvador, El Salvador) [In El Salvador, BUSH - implies United States aid will stop if death squads continue.] Bush said privately delivering to President Alvaro Magana a list of United States ultimatums with specific deadlines; US demands listed on screen, discussed. Call for arrest of army Captain Eduardo Avila, suspected of participating in 1981 murders of two American labor advisers, noted among demands. Bush said promising increased United States military aid if ultimatums are met; details given. Magana's response outlined.
REPORTER: Bonnie Anderson
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