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Peru / Lima Hostage Crisis #164283

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 21, 1996
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Lima, Peru: Mark Potter) The hostage crisis at the Japanese diplomatic compound in Lima, Peru, updated; video shown of the Tupac Amaru guerrillas preparing for the takeover. [Egyptian ambassador to Peru Samy ISMAIL - describes the living conditions at the residence.]

(Lima, Peru: Morton Dean) The status of the ongoing battle between the government of President Alberto Fujimori and the rebels reviewed; various scenes shown. [Political analyst Humberto COMPODONICO - calls the guerrillas' ploy "todo or nada."] The pressure on Fujimori to negotiate a peaceful end to this crisis noted.

Dean, Morton;
Potter, Mark;
Simpson, Carole

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