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Colombia / Drug Violence #123797

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report reintrod.

(Bogota, Colombia: Mark Potter) Crackdown by authorities in Colombia against drug traffickers featured; scenes shown. [Colombian newspaper editor Francisco SANTOS - says an advantage must be gained against drug leaders] Scenes shown of assassination of leading presidential candidate Luis Galan on Friday; killing earlier in week of judge and police chief recalled. Promise by President Virgilio Barco to extradite drug traffickers to United States noted.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson; DC: Walter Rodgers) Justice Department and State Department reported beginning negotiations with Colombia to develop plan to protect its judiciary; unlikelihood of United States sending troops there explained.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Organization of American States members shown observing moment of silence for assassination victims.

Donaldson, Sam;
Potter, Mark

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