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The MacNeil/Lehrer Report from Nov. 30, 1983 on Guatemala
November 30, 1983 at 12:00 AM EST
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Robert MacNeil and Charlayne Hunter Gault report on the battles in Washington going on over violence and instability in Guatemala. Guests include: Elliott Abrams, Robert Goldman, Congressman Tom Harkin of Iowa, and Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana.
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