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Nicaragua / CIA Presence #88038

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 1984
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(Studio) Testimony before House Intelligence Committee by Nicaraguan guerrilla leader Edgar Chamorro on CIA goals for covert war there noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Miami, Florida) CIA-financed guerrilla force discussed, shown. [April, 1983, President REAGAN - denies seeking overthrow of Nicaraguan government] [CHAMORRO - claims his discussions with CIA personnel centered solely on overthrowing Sandinista government; recalls secret meeting in Honduras last year with CIA's top ofc. in Central America on establishing a shadow government in Nicaragua; remarks transcribed on screen.] Shadow government noted planned to be recognized by US. [CHAMORRO - describes being coached by CIA on what to say to press; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - claims goal of forming provisional government and overthrowing Nicaragua government is contrary to presidential order and Congress mandate.] Chamorro's assessment of CIA's treatment of guerrillas outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Collins Artist: Gerald Andrea

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter

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