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Managua Hostage Incident #55328

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. hostage situation in Managua, Nicaragua, at National Palace noted; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Details of terrorists' seizure of National Palace and holding of hostages there given; demands listed, include safe passage to 5 other cntrys. include Venezuela, Panama and Costa Rica.
REPORTER: James Walker narrates

(No location given) Report on Nicaragua government headed by Anastasio Somoza, who is West Point graduate American military supplies to country mentioned. Unrest in Nicaragua under Somoza and violence there since street killing of newspaperman Pedro Chamorro described. General strikes and housewives' protest of human rights violations noted. Films shown. Amnesty International's chgs. against Somoza government reported Incidents in Granda and Rivas mentioned. Carter administration official's statement about latest terrorist attack and effect on Somoza regime cited.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Studio) Security precautions taken in Nicaragua and reports that another guerrilla unit has taken army barracks near Managua stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Shaw, Bernard;
Walker, James

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