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Carter / For. Trip #53182

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 27, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's upcoming foreign trip to 4 ntns. noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Carter's planned stops in Venezuela to talk with President Carlos Andres Perez with regard to oil, in Brazil for talks with General Ernesto Geisel re: Brazil's gain in nuclear technology and on human rights, in Nigeria to talk with General Olusegun Obasanjo and in Liberia to talk with President William Richard Tolbert noted and expectations for trip examined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Caracas, Venezuela) Perez' nationalization of oil companies in Venezuela in 1976 mentioned; film shown. Nation's refusal to join 1973 oil embargo,despite being cofounder of OPEC, and continued sales to United States also noted. Oil fields of Lake Maracaibo mentioned. Perez view of self as 3rd world leader outlined; his positions on oil policy, Panama Canal issue and W. ntns.' responsibilities toward 3rd world listed. Plans for Carter's visit to Venezuela cited, include visit to tomb of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar and accommodation for Carters at La Casona.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Studio) Live coverage of Carter's departure on "Good Morning America" TV show on Tuesday noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry;
Shaw, Bernard

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