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Nicaragua / Honduras Border Incident / Reagan #561242

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Plans to use United States helicopters to airlift Honduran troops to border reported Honduran air strikes against Nicaraguan forces in area reported Report introduced.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: George Lewis) Plans for joint training exercises between United States forces and Hondurans reported; scenes shown of United States troops flying to bases. [Major Mike NASON - says we're here to train.] Map shown of Honduran bombing runs near border; possible role for United States helicopters in transferring Honduran troops to border discussed. [US TROOPS - comment on protests against their presence in Central American and on their mission there.]

(Studio: Connie Chung) In weekly radio address, President Reagan reported blaming Congress for Nicaragua's sending of troops across Honduras' border because it rejected aid to Contras. Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Noah Nelson) President Dan. Ortega reported stating government forces will continue fight along border. [ORTEGA - (thru translator) says troops in Honduras belong to Contras, Honduras and US, not Sandinistas.] Ortega reported stating peace talks with Contra leaders are still on. [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO -hopes for truce.] Clash between relatives of political prisoners and pro-Sandinistas reported; scenes shown.

(Studio: Connie Chung) United Nations observer mission to investigate Nicaragua-Honduras border incidents reported

Chung, Connie;
Lewis, George;
Nelson, Noah

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