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Nicaragua / Contra Aid #558864

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Nicaraguan government opposition leaders reported holding news conference in Managua, Nicaragua, and being stoned by government supporters; scenes shown. Violent scenes shown from San Jose, Costa Rica. Opposition leaders noted claiming Nicaraguan government's reform promises not credible. Sandinista leaders quoted from press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. Nicaraguan President Dan. Ortega Saavedra reported sending President Reagan letter outlining alleged Sandinista compliance with Central American peace plan. [REAGAN - urges more aid to Contras.] [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - urges aid to Contras.] [Representative Tony COELHO - condemns aid to Contras.] Aid to Contras issue noted campaign '88 topic. [Vice President George BUSH - comments on aid to Contras.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says postpone vote and see what Ortega does.] Congress letter reported sent to Reagan calling for vote delay. Letter quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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