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Peru / Lima Hostage Crisis #164218

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) What is happening in the hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassador's compound in Lima, Peru, recapped; scenes shown of four more released hostages.

(Lima, Peru: Mark Potter) The hostage situation featured; scenes shown from around the diplomatic compound. [Canadian AMBASSADOR - describes the restraint between the hostages and members of the MRTA.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The problems in trying to storm the diplomatic residence being held by the Tupac Amaru terrorists examined; details given of the United States emergency support team that has been sent to help. [Anti- terrorist expert Brian JENKINS - says the first goal is dialogue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Mark Litke) The importance of this hostage crisis to Japan examined; details given of Japan's interest and influence in Peru, which is headed by a Japanese, President Alberto Fujimori. [Japan anti-terrorism adviser Atsuyuki SASSA - comments.] Japan's tradition of caving in to terrorist demands reviewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
McWethy, John;
Potter, Mark

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