NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 03, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. election violence in El Salvador described.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Incrd. guerrilla violence in anticipation of pres. elecs. examined; Robert D'Aubuisson's campaign workers said allegedly canceling his appearance at rally due to fears of guerrilla ambush. Recent assassination of former head of security recalled. Salvadoran army's efforts discussed.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd
(Studio) D'Aubuisson noted further implicated right-wing death squads by former high ranking Salvadoran military official in "New York Times" article today; details given.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(DC) Former military official's allegations to Representative James Shannon outlined, discussed; his implications of former defense minister Jose Guillermo Garcia and current defense minister Eugenio Casanova in death squads as well noted. Casanova mentioned accused of personally conducting cover-up of 1980 murders of 4 United States church women; their deaths said allegedly carried out by Casanova relative, Oscar Casanova, a Salvadoran army ofr. [SHANNON - describes D'Aubuisson's suspected role in death squads, military's suspicion of anyone helping the poor as basis of church women's murders.] [President Alvaro MAGANA - denies allegations.] Defense minister Casanova said also denying involvement. [SHANNON - questions Reagan administration `s propaganda on El Salvador.] White House response outlined.
REPORTER: Emery King
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