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(Studio) Treasury police head in El Salvador Colonel Nicholas Carranza reported denying claims that he's CIA operative who directs death squads.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(El Salvador) El Salvador's upcoming president election and Reagan administration concerns should Roberto D'Aubuisson win against Jose Napoleon Duarte examined; D'Aubuisson's right-wing policies and his background reviewed. Films shown. Death squad murders of those D'Aubuisson publicly denounced as "subversives," incl. Archbishop Oscar Romero, recalled; United States embassy said possessing evidence that D'Aubuisson planned Romero's killing. D'Aubuisson's relationship with Carranza and latter's control of death squads discussed. [CARRANZA - doesn't suspect any of his men of being death squad mbrs.] Reagan administration's belief of official Salvadoran involvement in death squads while continuing to pay Carranza large annual salary as CIA informant noted illustrating consistent contradictions in United States involvement here. Duarte's possible inability to govern military and right-wing if he wins election considered; United States support for candidate Francisco Guerrero mentioned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Utley, Garrick
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