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Nicaragua #537279

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Managua, Nicaragua) Incr. tension between Catholic church and Sandinista government examined; Archbishop Miguel Obando y Bravo's criticism of government cited as example Films shown. Incr. call by bishops for government to negotiate with United States-backed anti-government guerrillas noted. [For. minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - feels history will condemn bishops' position.] Govt.'s mass media campaign to discredit church noted focusing on former dictator Anastasio Somoza and linking church with Nazism noted. Opposition to and support for church by indivs. (named in report) outlined. [Reverend Frederico ARGUELLO - claims church won't be destroyed.] Importance of Obando y Bravo as political fig in opposition to government cited.
REPORTER: Robin Lloyd

Lloyd, Robin;
Palmer, John

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