NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 27, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Panama: Ed Rabel) Status of Panama's ousted president, Eric Delvalle, reported; scenes shown. [Delvalle brother-in-law David EISENMANN - says president has left house ] Manuel Noriega's insistence that he will stay in power noted. Role of United States military in Panama reported; scenes shown. [US Army Southern Hdqtrs. Command spokesperson General Marc CISNEROS -says Noriega is dark cloud over US-Panama relations; says United States forces could handle any threat; discusses defense of Panama Canal.]
(DC: Jamie Gangel) Emergency session at Organization of American States to discuss standoff in Panama reported; scenes shown. Two men reported appearing at Organization of American States and claiming to be rep. of Panama; scenes shown. [Senator Edward KENNEDY -says wants to see how OAS responds to coup d'etat in Panama.] OAS' options noted. Rumors about Delvalle's status and Noriega's role in Panama reported