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Carter / Mexico Trip #58020

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report on meeting between President Carter and Jose Lopez Portillo during Carter's Mexico visit.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Ixtlilco el Grande, Mexico) Details given about today's meeting, accord to aides of both leaders Carter's tour of rural area near Mexico City described. [CARTER' comments on mtgs.] Later tour of town of Ixtlilco el Grande said to give example of old Mexico, poor and weak, that is rapidly turning into power to be considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Lopez Portillo's comments about United States surprise moves noted to refer to 1977 decision against buying Mexican natural gas. Decision said made on recommendation of Energy Secretary James Schlesinger. Mexican halt to gas pipeline being built to United States border, after United States decision made, reported File footage shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:03:10

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