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Nicaragua / Honduras Border Incident / United States Role #561277

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Situation in Nicaragua and Honduras reviewed. Report introduced.

(Tegucigalpa, Honduras: George Lewis) Training exercise for United States troops in Honduras reported; scenes shown. Potential uses for United States military forces in Honduras examined. President Reagan reported turning down Honduran request to transfer their troops to scene of fighting. [While visiting area, Representative G.V. MONTGOMERY - says not much chance of United States troops being drawn into combat.] [Representative Duncan HUNTER - says can't abandon Contras or someday United States will have to fight here.] [United States SOLDIER - comments on possibility of seeing action.] Contras reported seeing Nicaraguan government attack as surprise on eve of peace talks.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Peace talks inside Nicaragua between Contras and Sandinistas reported Report introduced.

(Managua, Nicaragua: Noah Nelson) Tomorrow's peace talks featured. [Nicaraguan deputy foreign minister Victor Hugo TINOCO - says we'll offer Contras chance to exchange bullets for ballots.] Claim by Sandinistas that President Reagan has exaggerated border tension between Nicaragua and Honduras reported [TINOCO - says Reagan is trying to get more money for Contras.] Contras reported feeling now they will get more United States aid. [Contra leader Alfredo CESAR - believes aid package will be in place soon.] [Contra leader Adolfo CALERO - says Sandinistas have made mistakes.] Expression of pessimism about outcome of talks by Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo reported

Lewis, George;
Nelson, Noah;
Utley, Garrick

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