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Nicaragua / Contra Aid #558846

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 21, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Sandinista delegation reported arriving week before expected in Costa Rica for cease-fire talks. Contra leaders noted refusing to meet week prior to agreement. Report introduced.

(San Jose, Costa Rica) Sandinistas arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica, featured. [Nicaraguan foreign minister Victor TINOCO - comments on desire for peace in Central American] [American attorney Paul REICHLER - praises Nicaraguan effort.] Nicaraguan president Dan. Ortega Saavedra's agreement to direct talks reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Contra leaders reported calling Sandinista appearance effort to influence United States Congress's vote on Contra aid. Contras noted agreeing only to speak to Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo. Obando y Bravo quoted. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Sandinistas playing tricks.] Sandinista stunt's success noted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Congress leaders reported being less likely to approve aid to Contras. White House noted reducing amount of request. United States mayors reported urging Congress to reject aid to Contras request.

Brokaw, Tom

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