NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 14, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Mtg. of Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo with Contra rebels in Miami, Florida, to mediate peace efforts with Nicaragua president Dan. Ortega reported Report introduced.
(DC: Ed Rabel) Propaganda victory for Ortega over President Reagan with his cease-fire proposal reported; details given, scenes shown. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says response of United States government to his peace plan has been a punch in the face.] Representative Jim Wright's mtgs. with Ortega said criticized by administration [On C-SPAN, Vice President George BUSH - says let Sandinistas negotiate with Contras in Nicaragua and let Obando y Bravo, not Wright, do the negotiating.] Ortega's mtgs. with Congress and Obando y Bravo shown. Contras noted not presenting a proposal of their own. [OBANDO y Bravo - (thru translator) says resistance must present a position.] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Contras won't move into gulags, as Sandinistas propose.] Contrasting positions of Contras and Ortega on peace plans noted. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) will see if Contras' proposals are reasonable.] Ortega's success in public relations during his Washington, DC trip stated.