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Special Segment: South America (Argentina: The New Way) (Part I) #548295

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) South American ntns. abandoning dictatorships for democrat indicated on map, listed; importance of Argentina's recent democrat election examined as illustrating continent's new direction. [SINGER - performs; lyrics translated on screen.] President Raul Alfonsin discussed. Juan, Evita and Isabel Peron, Falkland Island war, gens.' use of torture to rule reviewed. [Newspaper editor Robert COX - notes Alfonsin is seen as cntry.'s savior.] Significance of last year's trial of former military rulers explained. Argentina's economy crisis and Alfonsin's economic policy detailed. [Peronist leader Carlos GROSSO - (thru translator) thinks Alfonsin will fail; explains.] Immediate problems faced by president outlined. [PEOPLE - (thru translators) comment on economy] [Mothers of the Disappeared spokesperson Hebe De BONA- FINI - (thru translator) wants answers from government, punishment of oppressors.]

Brokaw, Tom

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