NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Risks taken by Americans here working to reform El Salvador's corrupt system examined; labor union reformer Tonia Papki cited as example [PAPKI - describes her attitude toward work.] Past murders of Papki's co-workers, all members of United States government organization Institution for Free Labor Dvt., recalled; photos shown. Irony involved in United States providing military aid which is used by opponents of reform noted; American labor organization director Bernard Packer noted pressing to have United States aid linked with human rights progress. US role in orging. upcoming elecs. described. Terrorism against Salvadoran labor leaders Adrian Esquino, Jorge Camacho and Samuel Maldonado or their associates by national guard recalled. [PACKER - acknowledges right-wing assassination threats to labor leaders]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley