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Special Assignment (Pastora) #90552

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1984
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(Studio) CIA's former support for anti-Nicaraguan guerrilla leader Eden Pastora and their attitude toward him now noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nicaragua) Pastora's problems with CIA and other guerrilla leaders examined; films shown. Extent of CIA operations against Nicaragua described; recent assassination attempt on Pastora near Costa Rica recalled. Alleged assassin shown, discussed. [GUERRILLA - (thru translator) is ready to die for the people.] CIA said allegedly cutting off funds to Pastora' s group due to its ineffectiveness; guerrillas' criticism of deliberate United States arms shortages cited. [PASTORA - (thru translator) describes lack of aid from CIA in recent mos.] Basis of CIA criticism of Pastora detailed; agency's support for Alfonso Robelo as Pastora's replacement considered.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Jennings, Peter

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