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US-Nicaragua Relations / Expulsions #85276

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 07, 1983
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(Studio) United States reported expelling 21 Nicaraguan diplomats in retaliation for that nation's expulsion of 3 Americans; details given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) United States order to close 6 of Nicaragua's 5 consulates and mass expulsions outlined on screen, discussed. [Nicaraguan charge d'affaires Manuel CORDERO - accuses Reagan administration of attempting to overthrow government] Arrival of American diplomats expelled, David Greig, Ermila Rodriguez and Linda Pfeifel, noted; 3 said accused of assassination plot against foreign minister Miguel D'Escoto and various anti-government activities. State Department's reaction to allegations outlined; actual emptiness of United States response noted.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

Brinkley, David;
Garrels, Anne

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