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Drugs / Haiti #320590

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Justice Department sources quoted with regard to federal grand jury's drug indictment of Haitian general Jean-Claude Paul. Paul's role in Haitian government discussed; President Leslie Manigat mentioned. [During last month's interview with WITNESS - describes Paul's drug dealings.] Haitian government's drug connection compared to Panama's link to Colombian cartel. Local officials in Mexico and drug lords in Colombia discussed. Dipl. relations between United States and these countries noted becoming stressed by drug problem. [Assistant Secretary of State Elliott ABRAMS - says United States losing war on drugs.] Admin. official quoted with regard to drug problem.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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