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Nicaraguan Hostage Incident Ends #55351

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 24, 1978
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(Studio) End of Nicaraguan hostage incident with government giving in to terrorists' demands noted. Guerrillas' storming of National Palace on Tuesday reported Their flight to Panama with political prisoners freed from Nicaraguan jails mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Managua, Nicaragua) Details given about terrorists' release of hostages and demands met by government of President Anastasio Somoza. Sandinista's departure from Nicaragua via C-130 from Venezuela and Copa Airlines plane from Panama noted.
REPORTER: Al Dale

(Studio) Events upon guerrillas' landing in Panama described. Opposition to Somoza government mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Dale, Al;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:30

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