NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 29, 1984
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(Studio) Council on Hemispheric Affairs' criticism of US-backed guerrillas in Nicaragua noted to be based on human rights violations. Statement with regard to Reagan admin. `s involvement quoted. Admin. plans for further aid to Contras cited.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(DC) Admin. sources' report of President Reagan's readiness to make strong public appeal noted as way to convince Congress to continue CIA backing of rebels. Conditions in Nicaragua, include alleged human rights violations by rebels described. [Senate Intelligence Committee member Patrick J. LEAHY - comments.] Admin. position and concerns listed. USSR shipments of military items to Nicaragua cited. [Rebel leader Adolfo CALERO - comments.] Fears of CIA and others stated.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd
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