NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Miami, Florida) CIA's reliance on General Gustavo Alvarez for influence in Honduras and implications for United States role there now that he's been exiled to Miami, Florida, examined; background to his and agency s association reviewed. Films shown. [ALVAREZ - describes his kidnapping, with approval of Honduran president, by cols. he was investigating for drug trafficking and corruption; claims United States ambassador's wife warned his wife for them not to return to Honduras.] Scandal surrounding his luxurious lifestyle in Honduras on army salary and questions about his role in murders and disappearances of political dissidents examined. [Ambassador John NEGROPONTE - denies United States had close relationship with Alvarez or that his wife warned Alvarez family.] CIA station chief in Honduras close to Alvarez reported forced to leave while United States military training for Honduran troops has been halted by that government as well as curtailment of CIA-backed guerrilla operations from region; Honduran for. minister, at United Nations meeting last month, recalled claiming Honduras was no longer happy with its close military relationship with United States.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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