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Panama / Noriega #560949

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 28, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(DC: Robin Lloyd) Decision by President Reagan to impose economy sanctions on Panama as part of effort to get strongman Manuel Noriega to step down reported; Congress response detailed. [On "This Wk"., Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - says let's recognize President Eric Delvalle and support him by going along with trade embargo.] Failure of United States to get strong condemnation of Noriega from Organization of American States reported [DEA spokesperson John LAWN -says Noriega's government has aided US.] Continue of confrontation between administration and Noriega noted.

(Panama: Ed Rabel) Delvalle reported in hiding in Panama. [Delvalle's bro.-in-law David EISENMANN - says he doesn't know where Delvalle is hiding.] Noriega reported blaming United States for crisis in Panama. [Noriega aide Mario ROGNONI - says members of United States government have been meddling in internal affairs of Panama.] US reported now considering Noriega an embarrassment because of his drug trafficking and other criminal roles. [EISENMANN - says situation remains unstable.] Hopes for general strike in Panama detailed. [Opposition leader Roberto HENRIQUEZ - says people committed to achieving peaceful solution through strike.]

Lloyd, Robin;
Rabel, Ed;
Utley, Garrick

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