ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 12, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Orlando Jose Tardencillas Espinosa reported disavowing his previous story of being Nicaraguan soldier trained by Cuba in Ethiopia to fight in El Salvador civil war; background to situation explained. [TARDENCILLAS - (thru translator Anthony Hervas) dismisses earlier version of events, claims to be revolutionary.] [State Department spokesperson Dean FISCHER - issues official reaction to Tardencillas change of heart.] Implications of situation for United States government noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
(DC) [Assistant Secretary of State Thomas ENDERS - claims Fidel Castro uses Colombian narcotics ring to channel funds to guerrillas.] Details of alleged transaction outlined; guerrillas from Colombia and Chile reported being trained in Cuba.
REPORTER: Bill Greenwood
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