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El Salvador #77184

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1982
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(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig reported claiming outside forces are involved in El Salvador's civil war.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [HAIG - claims guerrilla forces are controlled by external forces.] Haig noted declining request to reveal evidence; alleged involvement of Nicaragua and Cuba considered. [HAIG - rejects comparison of situation with Vietnam experience.] [Representative Gerry STUDDS and HAIG - exchange comments on Vietnam war.] Senior officials here said concerned over their apparent loss of propaganda war with United States public.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(DC) House reported approving resolution contradicting administration policy and calling for unconditional discussions among major political factions before upcoming elecs. in El Salvador. [Representatives Michael BARNES - calls for discussion.] Representative Jim Leach noted comparing El Salvador situation with Vietnam war. [Representative James OBERSTAR - claims military rather than President Jose Napoleon Duarte, control situation in El Salvador.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Both army and guerrillas reported claiming victory in latest skirmish in El Salvador; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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