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Carter / Mexico Trip / Oil Prod. #58002

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's trip to Mexico for mtgs. with President Jose Lopez Portillo noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Mexico City, Mexico) Restrained welcome for Carter on arrival in Mexico City described. Speeches by 2 leaders noted to emphasize problems between 2 ntns. [CARTER - comments.] [LOPEZ PORTILLO - (thru interpreter) comments.] Impt. of Mexico with its oil reserves reported Possible subjects of discussion at 1st meeting in National Palace, where Cortez once ruled, listed. Carter's inspection of murals by Diego Rivera mentioned. [LOPEZ PORTILLO - responds to question about meeting] Mexican President's later comments to Carter and American President's reaction cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Deputy Energy Secretary John O'Leary's predictions about coming shortage of imported oil noted. Lack of Iranian oil imports said apparently causing shortage of jet fuel. National Airliners' cancellation of some NYC-Amsterdam flights and reports from other airliners about short supplies stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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