NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported applying new economy pressure upon Panama due to general Manuel Antonio Noriega's refusal to resign. Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Scenes of protests shown in Panama City, Panama. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - says Noriega should leave Panama.] Reagan's econ. sanctions against Panama illustration Sources quoted with regard to resistance to withholding Panama Canal payments for fear that action would be taken against US personnel in Panama. [Ousted President Eric Arturo DELVALLE - says Noriega will leave when realizes government totally bankrupt.] Tensions within Panama reported building due to cash shortage. Admin. officials quoted.