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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 12, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Freezing of assets of Air Panama by Miami, Florida, judge reported Report introduced.

(Panama City, Panama: Dan Molina) Impact of economy situation on Panamanians here reported; scenes shown from city's stores. Pressure on supermkts. by Manuel Noriega's regime detailed. [Supermarket spokesperson Richard GAGO - says we don't have cash to buy new merchandise.] Harassment of opposition protesters and foreign journalists reported; NBC crewmen Darrell Vardon and Alexis Tribbelard shown being sprayed with pepper gas and chemical spray. Beating and shooting of opposition leader Hernan Arias reported [In hospital, ARIAS - explains injuries.] Exs. of United States economy pressures noted.

Chung, Connie;
Molina, Dan

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