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A Closer Look (Drug War Battlefield) #188397

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on the drug flow from Colombia to the US cited.

(Bogota, Colombia: Deborah Amos) The shift in the war on drugs in Colombia now that drug producers are allied with anti-government guerrillas featured; scenes shown of drugs being burned, of planes spraying coca and poppy fields, of the guerrilla armies and of the United States military training an anti-narcotic battalion in the Colombian military. [Office of National Drug Control Policy retired General Barry McCAFFREY - says there has been an explosion in coca production.] [Colombian President Andres PASTRANA - says the guerrillas get money from protecting the plantations.] [US ambassador to Colombia Curtis KAMMAN - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter

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