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Colombia / Drug Violence #123915

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Mark Potter) Plea from Colombian President Virgilio Barco for help in combating drug cartel featured; details given of contd. death threats against judges and their families. [On TV, BARCO - says Colombia's survival as democrat is at risk due to market for drugs in American] [Judicial union president Antonio SUAREZ - (thru translator) says judges' lives must be protected.] Expectation that daily bombings by drug cartels against government crackdown will continue reported; scenes shown from Medellin, Colombia.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Death threats against Colombia's minister of justice Monica de Greiff, who has fled to United States, featured; scenes shown of security measures; details given of her meeting with Attorney General Richard Thornburgh to discuss Colombia's drug cartels. Expectation that Eduardo Martinez Romero will be first drug trafficker extradited to United States noted. [State Department Richard BOUCHER - discusses threats of violence.] [De GREIFF - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Potter, Mark

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