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El Salvador / Priests Slaying / Church-US Feud #566270

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 10, 1989
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) Report introduced.

(San Salvador, El Salvador: Mike O'Connor) Attack by Catholic Church on US conduct in El Salvador featured; details given of accusation by Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas that United States investigators have pressured only known witness to murder of six Jesuits. [RIVERA - (thru translator) says witness was coerced.] Murder site shown from November 16; details given of witness' story. [RIVERA - (thru translator) says she was brainwashed.] Letter from Association of Jesuit Colleges and Univs. to Secretary of State James Baker reported accusing United States ambassador William Walker of trying to discredit the witness detailed. [US embassy spokesperson Barry JACOBS - says there have been many unsubstantiated stmts.]

O'Connor, Mike;
Williams, Mary Alice

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