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Nicaragua / United States Policy #543177

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1985
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(Studio) Contd. flow of US-backed guerrillas into Nicaragua as House debates President Reagan's request for further aid to them discussed; films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) House debate and proposed compromise examined. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - interprets last night's initial vote.] Reagan's letter to House today quoted on screen; details of Reagan plan and Democrat proposal outlined, discussed. [Representatives Henry HYDE, Bill RICHARDSON - debate issue.] Contd. lobbying by Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Managua, Nicaragua) President Dan. Ortega's courtesy call on Archbishop Miguel Obando y Bravo to congratulate him on being named cardinal by Pope John Paul II featured; films shown. Bravo's criticism of Sandinistas recalled. Ortega reported scheduled for USSR visit to seek aid denied him by US; details given. His reaction to House vote on guerrilla aid quoted. Obando y Bravo's relationship with pontiff, politically and personally, reviewed; archbishop's explanation for conflict with both dictator Anastasio Somoza and Sandinistas quoted.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

Brokaw, Tom;
Kur, Bob;
Reynolds, Jack

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