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Colombia: Drugs and Politics #321157

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Juan Vasquez) Bogota mayoral cand., Clara Lopez, shown donning bullet-proof vest before hitting campaign trail. [LOPEZ - says is on death list.] No. pols. killed in last few years given. Right wing noted killing those seeking reform. [Ex-for. minister Alfredo VASQUEZ - says Colombia is in state of war.] Nearly half of Colombian population noted living in poverty. [LOPEZ - says democrat in country merely facade.] Wealthy noted living in guarded splendor; details given, scenes shown. No. of death squads given. [Colombian military prosecutor Omar Henry VELASCO - (thru translator) comments on death squad activity.] [Ex-diplomacy Clara NIETO de PONCE - comments on leaving cntry.] Connection of cocaine to cntry.'s problems noted.

Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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