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Reagan / Central America Policy #83938

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 27, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan noted delivering Central America policy speech to Congress tonight.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Significance of speech to President's efforts to gain support for Central America policy examined. [REAGAN - feels threat to United States exists in region.] Reagan's anticipated remarks on Libyan planes trying to smuggle arms into Nicaragua, additional aid for area outlined; his selection of Richard Stone as special envoy to El Salvador noted. Stone recalled former lobbyist for right- wing government of Guatemala. President's remarks quoted on screen. Senator Christopher Dodd's warning of another Vietnam mentioned.
REPORTER: Mike Von Fremd

(DC) Role of El Salvador in United States incrd. involvement in Central America discussed; current status of guerrilla war in El Salvador and Reagan administration's request for emergency military aid to Salvadoran government noted. Cuba's backing of Nicaraguan government discussed; CIA intervention in Nicaragua from Honduras considered. Boland amendment said now central issue in standoff between White House and Congress [Representative Gerry STUDDS - criticizes administration's covert operations as being illegal.] Admin.'s response to critics noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
McWethy, John;
von Fremd, Mike

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