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    WASHINGTON DC, USA/SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    In Washington, the former Democratic Senator, Richard Stone, was appointed as special Envoy to Central America by the United States' President Ronald Reagan, on April 28.

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    WASHINGTON, DC
    1. SV, CU Senator Richard Stone, new special envoy to Central America, at microphones, speaking. (SOT) (2 SHOTS) 0.35
    2. SV President Reagan entering the room, congratulating Senator Stone. 0.44
    3. CU Reagan and Stone; Reagan speaking. (SOT) 0.57
    SAN SALVADOR
    4. CU SV Telex machines in a press room. (3 SHOTS) 1.08
    5. SCU Dean Hinton, U.S. Ambassador in El Salvador, watching President Reagan's speech on TV with his family. (2 SHOTS) 1.17
    6. SCU Juan Maldonado, member of the Salvadorean National Association of Private Enterprises, speaking. (SOT) 1.30
    7. SV, SCU Salvadorean President Alvaro Magana at a news conference, speaking. (SOT) 1.56
    TRANSCRIPT: STONE: (SEQ 1) "The odds are long and it is a very difficult situation. Anyone who thinks that a mere invitation to peace would produce peace is just inaccurate and unrealistic. This will be just as hard a fight as military fighting is hard, but it is worthwhile and is so much in everyone's interest, that I hope and trust we can advance towards it."
    REAGAN: (SEQ 3)"I just came in to say that I am delighted that you are going to do this and that you agreed to do ti and I know the job that you will do for us down there."
    MALDONADO: (SEQ 6) "I think that Senator Dodd has used him in a demagogic aspect and also with certain fallacy and sophism, certain realities of what has been going on in Central America in order to pursue his purposes.
    MAGANA: (SEQ 7)"They really had wanted to appoint an officer of the high level, very close and with a direct line to the White House; that is very important to help to solve the problems of Central America."
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    Background: WASHINGTON DC, USA/SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    In Washington, the former Democratic Senator, Richard Stone, was appointed as special Envoy to Central America by the United States' President Ronald Reagan, on April 28. His brief is to bring all parties in Central America to the negotiating table, particularly the Salvadorean guerrillas. President Reagan's choice has caused some criticism, centring on the fact that Mr. Stone once served as a paid lobbyist for the right-wing Guatemalan government. In a speech on April 28, Mr. Stone said that the struggle for peace would be a very hard and long one, but was worthwhile and in everyone's interest. The appointment had to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the full Senate. The naming of Senator Stone came a day after President Reagan's appeal to Congress for increased funds to bolster Central American governments against leftist forces. In an official Democratic Party response to President Reagan's speech, Senator Christopher Dodd said that the administration had turned to a massive military build-up, instead of trying to do something about the factors which bred revolution. In El Salvador reactions to Mr. Stone's appointment were less than enthusiastic. Mr. Juan Maldonado, member of the Salvadorean National Association of Private Enterprises, referring to Senator Dodd's remarks, said, that Senator Dodd was using the issue to pursue his own purpose. The Salvadorean President Alvaro Magana said at a news conference that it was important to have a man from the highest level with a direct line to the White House.

    Source: VIA NBC (U)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51BRIN2X0GYK19AEW5OGZ0WDD
    Media URN:
    VLVA51BRIN2X0GYK19AEW5OGZ0WDD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
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    N/A

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