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Panama / Noriega / United States Role #562329

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States negotiator reported en route to White House after working out deal to oust Panamanian general Manuel Noriega. Reagan administration's aim to drop drug indictments against Noriega in exchange for his departure from Panama noted. Noriega shown making public appearance in Panama. United States attys. quoted with regard to Noriega's drug-related activities. Vice President George Bush and President Reagan reported having different opinions with regard to Noriega issue.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: John Cochran) Noriega's latest demands listed; Manuel Solis Palma and reduction of United States military forces in Panama mentioned. US envoy Michael Kozak mentioned. Bush and Secretary of State George Shultz's divided opinions discussed. Justice Department official quoted.

Brokaw, Tom

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