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Central America / Reagan Policy #89384

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Congress's continued criticism of President Reagan's Central American policy whereby CIA mined Nicaraguan harbors examined; House For. Affairs Committee mentioned passing non-binding resolution calling for halt to mining funds. [Representatives William BROOMFIELD, Dante FASCELL - debate effort to push resolution through full House tomorrow.] Same resolution noted passing Senator last night; final vote outlined on screen. Senator Paul Laxalt mentioned supporting resolution; political implications of resolutions for President's appropriations request for covert operations against Nicaragua explained. [Representative Howard WOLPE - considers vote bipartisan repudiation of administration policy.] [Representative Gerry STUDDS - questions admin.'s motive.] [Deputy secretary state Ken. DAM - lobbies for continued funds for El Salvador.] Call by some for special prosecutor to investigate possible violations of international law by United States noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) United States shipping companies plying Nicaraguan waters reported feeling mines are designed to harass rather than destroy.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Port Corinto, Nicaragua) Nicaraguan allegations concerning CIA-directed mining operation outlined, discussed. Econ. impact of operation on Nicaragua considered.

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John

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