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Reagan / Nicaraguan Policy #95474

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 14, 1985
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(Studio) President Reagan noted beginning lobbying campaign to pressure Congress into funding anti-government Nicaraguan guerrilla movement
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Admin. noted bringing Central American businessmen to United States in lobbying campaign; visitors said financed by Lew Lehrman's Citizens for America. [LEHRMAN - explains organization trip.] Extent of visitors' efforts described. [Salvadoran grower Luis MENDEZ NOVOA - fears Nicaragua will become another Cuba.] Chaos in Carlos Palomo's itinerary described; Cleveland TV station noted mistakenly identification him as Nicaraguan guerrilla. [Carlos Enrique PALOMA (sic) - cites "tumor in Central America."] [Representative Peter KOSTMAYER - fears administration will broaden conflict in region.]
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

(Studio) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' assessment of funding campaign quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Flynn, Rita

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