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Colombia / Drug Violence / United States Role / Commando Training #123883

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Kennebunkport, ME: Brit Hume) Decision by President Bush to send military equipment to Colombia to aid in its war against drug lords featured; scenes shown of Bush on golf course. [BUSH - comments.] [White House spokesperson Marlin FITZWATER - discusses aid package]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Mark Potter) Colombia's war on drug lords featured; scenes shown of arrival of two United States helicopters; details given of cartel's announcement of war against government Silent march by students in Bogota, Colombia, in response to government crackdown shown; murder of political cand. Luis Galan recalled.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Report that Israeli security experts are training drug cartel hit squads noted; scenes shown of training exercise for drug cartel commandos. Denial by Israeli government that it gave permit for Yair Klein, commando expert for hire, to work in Colombia; details given of Klein's explanation for his activity. [Spearhead Limited president Colonel KLEIN - (thru translator) comments.] Colombian reports on presence of other mercenary groups working with drug bosses mentioned.

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
McWethy, John;
Potter, Mark

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