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Nicaragua-US Relations / Invasion Fears #81747

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 20, 1983
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(Studio) United States officials said denying plans for direct United States force against Nicaragua.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Managua, Nicaragua) Exodus of Cubans and representatives of Salvadoran guerrilla groups based here due to fears of imminent United States invasion examined; films shown. [Salvadoran rebel leader Ruben ZAMORA - feels overreaction is impossible when anticipating superpower.] Junta leaders' claims that current United States military maneuvers in Honduras are prelude to Grenada-style invasion of Nicaragua noted; population's preparations for invasion mentioned, shown. Demonstration here by Americans living in Nicaragua claiming they're safe and in no need of rescue examined, shown. [DEMONSTRATOR - fears for safety from United States policy, not Nicaraguans.] US embassy's reaction cited.
REPORTER: Josh Mankiewicz

Donaldson, Sam;
Mankiewicz, Josh

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