NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1984
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(Studio) Reagan administration's criticism of Nicaragua's aid to guerrillas in El Salvador while remaining silent on United States backing of Salvadoran guerrillas in Nicaragua noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras) Extent of El Salvador's involvement in Reagan admin.'s effort to overthrow Nicaraguan government examined; role of CIA base in s. El Salvador in supplying rebels in Costa Rica cited as example Details illustrated on map. CIA arms from Costa Rica said going to Nicaraguan rebel leader Eden Pastora; his denial of CIA financing recalled. Pastora, sponsored by United States for more than 2 years, said now receive support of El Salvador. US-directed mining of Nicaraguan ports noted originating from El Salvador; Congress's reaction to CIA's use of Salvadoran personnel rather than Nicaraguan rebels for mining program detailed.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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