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El Salvador / Bush Visit #82062

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 11, 1983
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(Studio) Focus of Vice President George Bush's visit to El Salvador thought centered on that government's need to halt right-wing death squads; Bush mentioned flying here from Argentina. Films shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(El Salvador) Murders of Jose Arturo Garcia Vasquez and others by Salvadoran death squads after their alleged confessions on videotapes recalled; films shown. Est. number civilians killed by right-wing terrorists mentioned. [US ambassador Thomas PICKERING - believes death squads constitute major danger to progress of democracy here.] Presidential candidate and rightist party leader Roberto D'Aubuisson's past role in death squads and belief that his principal bodyguard is currently directing such operations by off-duty military leaders discussed. [PICKERING - notes justice system isn't capable of dealing with death squads due to lack of will.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Donaldson, Sam

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