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War On Drugs: Colombia / Campaign '88 #322970

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 30, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bogota, Colombia: Juan Vasquez) Colombian government's war on drugs featured; details given, scenes shown. [DEA director John LAWN - comments on Colombian efforts.] Lawn quoted with regard to number of international arrests for drug trafficking and confiscation. [US attorney Dick GREGORIE - comments on arrests.] Roberto Suarez noted in Bolivian jail. [SUAREZ - (thru translator) says cocaine business is booming.] Drug gangs noted killing each other to increase profits. [GREGORIE - comments.] Colombian officials reported discovering opium product in cntry.

(DC: Deborah Potter) War on drugs noted campaign issue. [On August 12, 1988, Michael DUKAKIS - comments on drugs.] [On June 26, 1988, Vice President George BUSH - urges stronger penalties for convicted drug dealers.] [Representative Chas. SCHUMER - comments on drugs and campaign '88.] [On August 26, BUSH - criticizes Dukakis' stance on crime.] [On August 25, DUKAKIS - criticizes Reagan admin.] [DC Council on Drug Abuse spokesperson Joseph WRIGHT - comments on unsuccessful war on drugs.] Democrat campaign aide quoted.

Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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