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Nicaragua / Puracal Case / The Interview #1030795

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of American Jason Puracal, who was convicted of drug charges in Nicaragua and imprisoned without evidence, updated; photos shown of the prison; details given about Puracal's background in the Peace Corps, his marriage to a Nicaraguan, his arrest in 2010 on drug trafficking charges. [Sister Janis PURACAL†- says there is no evidence against Jason.] [In CNN interview on June 14, 2012, PURACAL - says he does not know why he is in prison; states his innocence.] Puracal's return to the US after being freed shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An earlier interview tonight with Puracal and his sister presented. [Jason PURACAL - talks about the negative environment of prison; comments on his reunion with his family after a surreal experience; states he still loves Nicaragua; thanks his sister and Anderson for the international coverage.] [Sister Janis PURACAL - talks about the team of people who fought for Jason.]

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