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Bahamas / Elections #316237

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Nassau, Bahamas: Juan Vasquez) Controversy surrounding Prime Min. Lynden Pindling's reelec. bid due to United States government's allegations of Bahamian government-sanctioned drug trafficking discussed; details given, scenes shown. [US ambassador Carol HALLETT - notes President and Secretary of State ordered her to make drug war priority.] [Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson Jack HOOK - cites Bahamas' reputation as popular trans-shipment point for cocaine traffickers.] Findings of Bahamian commission of inquiry reviewed; United States customs surveillance footage shown. [Representative Lawrence SMITH - cites US-Bahamian relationship over issue.] [WOMAN - denies country's involved in drugs.] Opposition leader Kendal Isaacs mentioned, shown.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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