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    SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, AND HAVANA, CUBA

    United States Democratic presidential contender Jesse Jackson called on June 25 in San Salvador for an end to fighting between government troops and rebel forces.

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    EL SALVADOR: (DIAZ): SAN SALVADOR:
    1. CU Jesse Jackson speaking (ENGLISH SOT) and being translated into (SPANISH SOT) 0.08
    2. SV PAN Jackson and others walking up steps of Presidential Palace 0.18
    3. CU President Duarte speaking (ENGLISH SOT) 0.35
    4. CU Jackson speaking (ENGLISH SOT) 1.04
    5. SV K LV Jackson and Duarte shake hands and pose on steps of palace (2 shots) 1.10
    CUBA: (NBC): HAVANA:
    6. GV Plane taxies into Havana airport 1.13
    7. SV & LV President Castro and other officials walk forward and greet Jackson (3 shots) 1.23
    8. CU Jackson speaks (ENGLISH SOT) 1.34
    9. CU Castro and Jackson walk away 1.41
    TRANSCRIPTS:
    JACKSON: (SEQ. ONE): "We have seen the scourges of war, we have heard the appeals by concerned people, and of all factions in the (indistinct). This bloody civil war must be ended." (WITH SPANISH TRANSLATION).
    DUARTE: (SEQ. THREE): "A very fruitful talk about the problems of relations between El Salvador and other countries, and specifically we talked about the relations with the United States, and the problems of the United States concerning El Salvador."
    JACKSON: (SEQ. FOUR): "We have heard fruitful dialogue with FMLN and FDR leadership (indistinct) yesterday. Our basic appeal to them was to choose a moral offensive rather than a military offensive. To solve this crisis, we must choose developed minds over guided missiles."
    JACKSON: (SEQ. EIGHT): "The people of our nation, the United States of America, and Cuba, must renew their friendship and ties."
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    Background: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, AND HAVANA, CUBA

    United States Democratic presidential contender Jesse Jackson called on June 25 in San Salvador for an end to fighting between government troops and rebel forces. He was speaking after talks with President Jose Napoleon Duarte, and said he had had fruitful discussions with leaders of the El Salvador rebel groups, FMLN, (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) and FDR, (Democratic Revolutionary Front). The Reverend Jackson, the only black US presidential hopeful, urged the rebels to choose a moral offensive rather than a military offensive. President Duarte said the talks concerning relations with the United States had been fruitful. During talks in Panama, FMLN official Ruben Zamora told Jackson that they wanted a political solution, which included a ceasefire. The United States has supplied military aid to El Salvador, and President Reagan has characterised the Salvadorean troubles as part of a Soviet plan of destabilisation. Duarte told a news conference that there was nothing new in the ceasefire talks proposed by the rebels to Jackson, but said the form of presentation was new. Jackson then travelled to Cuba to continue his Latin American peace tour, and was welcomed personally in Havana by Cuban leader Fidel Castro, an honour normally reserved for heads of state. The meeting was being seen as something of a coup for Jackson. Security was tight at the airport, and police and soldiers were stationed along the route to the city centre. Castro invited Jackson to Cuba after learning of his tour of Central America to discuss ways of ending violence in the region, which has killed tens of thousands of people in recent years. Jackson called on the people of Cuba and the United States to renew their friendship.

    Source: REUTERS - LUIS DIAZ AND NBC

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    Film ID:
    VLVASYIPMDWSH6NAQPRITONU581J
    Media URN:
    VLVASYIPMDWSH6NAQPRITONU581J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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