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Nicaragua / United States Covert Activity #529736

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 13, 1983
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(Studio) Representatives Berkley Bedell and Robert Torricelli said convinced of covert US efforts to overthrow Nicaraguan government following their visit there.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Managua, Nicaragua) United States embassy noted admitting arms flow from Nicaragua to El Salvador is negligible and that real issue is United States inability to accept Marxist government here; related factors discussed. Films shown. [Former ambassador Robert WHITE - dismisses significance of arms flow.] Deterioration of US-Nicaraguan relations described; basis of Nicaraguans' belief that CIA was behind assassination here of El Salvadoran rebel leader noted. United States occupation of Nicaragua and support of dictator Anastasio Somoza recalled. Govt. `s control of press and army described. [Colonel Dan. ORTEGA - (thru translator) praises relationship with Cuba.] Role of Cuban, East German and Soviet advisers here noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick

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