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Nicaragua / United States Policy #95689

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) House debate on form of United States aid to anti-government Nicaraguan guerrillas examined. [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - denies partisan aspect of vote.] Secretary State George Shultz's continued lobbying efforts mentioned; Democrat and Republican proposals outlined on screen, explained. [Representatives Lee HAMILTON, David OBEY, Dick CHENEY, Henry HYDE - debate issue.] House tentative adoption of Democrat plan reported.

(Studio) Conflicting propaganda of President Reagan and Sandinistas on guerrillas noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nicaraguan Border) Guerrilla unit in north Nicaragua featured; films shown. [REBELS - (thru translator) praise competence of guerrillas, condemn communism] [Colonel Enrique BERMUDEZ [sic] - (thru translator) cites need for ammunition, weapons, supplies.] Congress opposition to funding guerrillas noted based in part on officers' former role with dictator Anastasio Somoza and their reputation of committing atrocities. [Commander "Mike LIMA" - (thru translator) denies fanaticism.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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