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Nicaragua / United States Intervention #83653

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1983
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(Studio) Law against United States and CIA aiding any organization attempting to overthrow government of Nicaragua noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Extent of United States intervention in Nicaragua examined; CIA, with full cooperation from United States military, said establishing communications network and reconnaissance operation to help alleged contra rebels with military efforts against Nicaragua. Details outlined on screen. Many contra insurgents noted supporters of deposed dictator Anastasio Somoza; possible number of United States citizens and CIA operatives involved mentioned. CIA's naval operations and United States Navy's activities off coast of Nicaragua described.
REPORTER: John McWethy

Reporter(s):
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:01:50

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