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Washington, DC / Duarte Visit #90014

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) El Salvador's President-elect. Jose Napoleon Duarte's White House meeting with President Reagan and lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to increase United States aid examined. [DUARTE - cites need for United States funds.] Critics' focus on death squad murders, incl. that of Archbishop Oscar Romero, noted; films shown. [Amnesty International spokesperson David HINKLEY - feels Salvadoran government is responsible for major proportion of pol. killings in El Salvador.] [DUARTE - denies killing anyone; claims he will work hard to stop death squads, abuses of authority.] Issue of Roberto D'Aubuisson's role in Salvadoran turmoil cited. [DUARTE - recalls days as Notre Dame student.] Speaker Thomas O'Neill's opposition to United States aid and Duarte's manipulation of media mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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