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Colombia / Drug Violence / De Greiff #123940

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 29, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Mark Potter) Situation in Colombia between government of Colombian President Virgilio Barco and drug traffickers featured; letter from drug leader Fabio Ochoa shown in which he says drug dealers will cease trafficking in return for pardon. Mayor of Medellin, Colombia, Juan Gomez Martinez, reported saying such negotiations could end drug violence; scenes shown of bombed sites in Medellin. [Presidential candidate Ernesto SAMPER - comments.] Issue of extradition of drug trafficker Eduardo Martinez to United States updated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Colombian justice minister Monica de Greiff reported meeting with United States officials; details given of her request for financial aid to protect judges from drug traffickers. [De GREIFF - says the law is under siege in Colombia.] [State Department spokesperson Richard BOUCHER - responds.] [De GREIFF - comments on her job and threats against her family.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Potter, Mark

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