ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's arrival in Venezuela as 1st stop that will also lead to Brazil, Nigeria and Liberia noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Caracas, Venezuela) Birthday celebration for Secretary of State Vance and security adviser Brzezinski while flying over Caribbean mentioned. Carter is met at Bolivar Airport in Caracas by President Perez; Venezuelan pres.' welcoming statements outlined, include those with regard to Canal treaty and Senator debate on it. President Carter's remarks, made in Spanish, noted. [CARTER - addresses crowd in Spanish.] Contrast in Carter's visit and that by Richard Nixon in 1958 described. Visit by 2 president to Pantheon, tomb of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar, noted. Speculation with regard to talks between 2 at La Casona palace cited. [CARTER - he and Perez will try to find differences between selves on Wednesday to make more newsworthy item.] Venezuelan press coverage of Carter visit mentioned, along with fact that Carter's 3 predecessors didn't visit South American
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson