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Reagan / Central American Policy #529750

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan said denying violation of Boland amendment, prohibiting participation in efforts to overthrow Nicaraguan government
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [REAGAN - denies trying to overthrow Nicaraguan government; rationalizes US intervention in region.] [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - criticizes cong. cutoff of funds for anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas.] Secretary of State Shultz and national Sec. adviser William Clark said meeting with Representative Edward Boland in effort to garner support for United States involvement; details given.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Boland's belief that Reagan administration has violated law noted; Representative Robert Torricelli's criticism of administration's approach to Boland amendment noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Managua, Nicaragua) Factors supporting claims that United States is involved in effort to overthrow government here examined; films shown. Admin.'s financing of guerrillas who once supported dictator Anastasio Somoza noted; role of contra revolutionary leader Eden Pastora discussed. [Commander Dan. ORTEGA - (thru translator) discusses Pastora, CIA efforts against Nicaragua.] Reagan admin.'s apparent willingness to indefinitely financial guerrillas considered.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brokaw, Tom;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Utley, Garrick

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