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Nicaragua #55707

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 15, 1978
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(Studio) Apparent full-scale civil war in Nicaragua reported; government troops and planes' attack on anti-Somoza rebel-held Leon noted. Ban on satellite transmissions from Nicaragua by government stated. Report noted as filed before ban was effective.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Managua, Nicaragua) Report is on President Anastasio Somoza's national guard and outlook for its continued support of him and government Is noted that Somoza's bro. Jose and son Anastasio have high positions in guard. Incentives for guard to remain loyal listed. Somoza's business holdings described. [Financial consultant Eckhert REINHART - says Somoza has covered up for guard's excesses in past and this is how their loyalty is insured.] Requirement that Somoza reform national guard during term lasting till 1981 reported.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin

(Studio) Report by group said to represent guerrillas and other opposition factions in Nicaragua for cease-fire and outside mediation reported; United States support for proposal stated. Reports that United States ambassador to Nicaragua has asked Somoza's help in evacuating Americans from country noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Sirkin, Bob

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