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Central America #77106

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 16, 1982
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(Studio) Costa Rica police reported seizing vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition, believed destined for El Salvador rebels. Scenes shown. State Department quoted with regard to declaration of emergency proclaimed in Nicaragua as prelude to further crackdown on democrat elements still in nation
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Managua, Nicaragua) Demolition of bridges on Nicaragua-Honduran border said cause of declaration. Scenes shown. Terrorist groups organized by CIA said blamed for bridges' destruction. Catholic radio station in Managua, bdcsting. raid before official announcement, said immediately closed. Mil. training in Nicaragua noted incrd. Role of news reports from Washington, DC in stirring current anti-US sentiment in Nicaragua noted. Weakened support for junta due to bad economy situation noted. Possibility considered that any United States action to destabilize government of Nicaragua will only strengthen it.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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