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Central America / Kissinger Commission #81129

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1983
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(Studio) Henry Kissinger's commission on Central America reported beginning tour of region with stop in Panama.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Panama City, Panama) Historical role of Panama Canal in US-Central American relations recalled. [1976, Ronald REAGAN - claims canal belongs to US; mentions General Omar Torrijos Herrera.] Current United States military presence in Central America and task faced by Kissinger commission discussed; films shown. Panama's economy problems examined. [President Ricardo de la ESPRIELLA - feels Panama's future is today.] Issues of United States military role in Honduras, El Salvador's civil war, US-backed efforts to overthrow Nicaraguan government considered.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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