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Bolivia / Shultz Assassination Attempt #323094

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Cocaine kingpins reported attempting to assassinate Secretary of State George Shultz in Bolivia. Reports introd.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Scenes shown of bombing near La Paz, Bolivia; details given. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - describes incident.] Car carrying Helena Shultz noted badly damaged. [SHULTZ - addresses Bolivian officials.] "Operation Blast Furnace" in 1986 recalled; scenes shown. [Central American expert Wayne SMITH - comments on situation.] [REDMAN - quotes Bolivian officials.] Anti-American sentiment in Central American discussed; attack upon United States embassy in Honduras recalled. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - comments on safety.] Purpose of Shultz's visit to Bolivia noted to praise that government's anti-drug effort.

(London, England: Allen Pizzey) Bolivia's war on drugs featured; details given, scenes shown. Bolivian officials reported arresting Roberto Suarez in cooperation with US. [Prior to his arrest, SUAREZ - (thru translator) accuses government of drug trade involvement.]

Pizzey, Allen;
Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan

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