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Nicaragua / Guerrilla Terrorism #92355

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 28, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan noted calling for renewed support of anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas while at same time Honduran military said investigating disappearances or deaths there of opponents of pro-US government in Honduras; evidence mentioned existing indicating that Nicaraguan guerrillas are responsible for Honduran terrorism.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Miami, Florida) Indications of terrorism in countries surrounding Nicaragua by US-backed anti-Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [Former Nicaraguan guerrilla intelligence OFR. - (thru translator) describes murders of civilians in Guatemala and Honduras.] Testimony of former FDN mbrs., supported by Reagan administration and until recently funded by CIA, of criminal activities by troops unrelated to war against Nicaragua discussed; most such activity said occurring in Guatemala and Honduras by intelligence officers under command of Colonel Ricardo Lau, aligned with FDN military leader Colonel Enrique Bermudez. [Former intelligence OFR. - (thru translator) notes majority of those murdered by FDN were university students and private business people.] [Former intelligence OFR. - (thru translator) describes officers' murder of hotel guests.] [Current GUERRILLA - (thru translator) claims criminal activity finances FDN lifestyle.] FDN political leader Adolfo Calero's reaction to allegations quoted on screen. [Former FDN. leader Jose CARDENALE - claims CIA has been informed all along.]
REPORTER: Mark Potter

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Mark

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