• Short Summary

    CORINTO & MANAGUA, NICARAGUA/AT SEA OFF NICARAGUA

    The mysterious cargo which landed at Nicaragua's Pacific port of Corinto on November 5 and 6 has contributed to a fresh wave of recriminations between Managua and Washington which may soon enter the United Nations arena.

  • Description

    NBC
    1. GV Soviet ship at Corinto port. 0.13
    2. GV Nicaraguan patrol ship along coast. 0.16
    3. GVs USSR ship Bakuriani (with sign on side) smokestack with hammer and sickle (supplies unloaded). (3 SHOTS) 0.28
    VISNEWS
    4. GVs US warship off coast. 0.42
    5. SV Anti-aircraft gun emplacement and crew. 0.50
    NBC
    6. SVs Families entering underground shelter, children inside, families exiting. (4 SHOTS) 1.09
    7. GV & SVs Youth in uniform on parade, waving flags. (4 SHOTS) 1.20
    8. SV Crowd chanting patriotic slogans, waving flags, signing. (3 SHOTS) 1.32
    9. GV Military officer at microphone addressing rally. 1.40
    10. SVs Injured soldiers on stretchers, in field clinics. (4 SHOTS) 1.57
    BBC
    11. GV President Daniel Ortega at interview with BBC reporter. (Spanish SOT) 2.10
    InitialsASG/JRS

    EUROVISION RECORDING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CORINTO & MANAGUA, NICARAGUA/AT SEA OFF NICARAGUA

    The mysterious cargo which landed at Nicaragua's Pacific port of Corinto on November 5 and 6 has contributed to a fresh wave of recriminations between Managua and Washington which may soon enter the United Nations arena. It was announced in the United Nations Security Council in New York that Nicaragua has called for urgent deliberations by the world body to debate the increasing tension which, according to the Sandinista government, will presumably lead to United States military invasion of the Central American republic. On November 8, the Soviet freighter Bakuriani was continuing to discharge its cargo of sealed containers, with Moscow formally advising the Reagan Administration that no Mig jet fighters were on board. US officials indicated that American intelligence agencies were monitoring the situation closely, adding their belief that the Bakuriani had brought a variety of sophisticated missiles for the beleaguered Nicaraguans. US Secretary of State George Shultz was quoted as saying that Washington would view the arrival of Mig combat aircraft as a serious development. Nicaragua has maintained that US warships, especially those patrolling off Corinto, and surveillance aircraft have repeatedly violated its sovereign territory, a charge which Washington has strenuously denied. The alleged danger of United States military intervention has prompted the Managua government to switch numbers of people from the vital coffee industry to civil defense duties in and around the Nicaraguan capital in preparation against possible US attack. Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega said that his country views the current situation with extreme gravity and that all necessary measures are being taken to protect and defend the nation.

    Source: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED (NBC)/REUTERS (NICARAGUA)/BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5PGLS8IO83VTGSIEZ2VHE3DX9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PGLS8IO83VTGSIEZ2VHE3DX9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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