NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Valeriani) Controversy over participation of controversial Chilean ship the Esmeralda in tall ship flotilla for Liberty Weekend here explained, discussed; scenes shown. [Reverend John EKMAN - claims political prisoners were tortured aboard Esmeralda.] [Operation Sail spokesperson Gordon LATTEY - defs. invitation.] Amnesty International and others noted claiming ship was used as detention and torture center following 1973 overthrow of President Salvador Allende; details given, scenes shown. [Carlos ARANGUIZ - describes his torture aboard ship.] [Americas Watch spokesperson Cynthia BROWN - claims Esmeralda played role in prolonged oppression of Chileans.] Similar protest over ship's participation in United States bicentennial celebration recalled.