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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 30, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Denial by Colombia President Ernesto Samper of charges that his presidential campaign was financed by drug cartel money reported.

(Bogota: Lucia Newman) The political crisis in Colombia featured; details given of new accusations from his campaign aides. [SAMPER - (thru translator) asks congress to investigate.] [Colombian foreign minister Rodrigo PARDO - comments.] The comparison of Samper's troubles to those of Richard Nixon during Watergate cited. [Constitutional expert Fernando CEPEDA - doubts Samper can continue as president.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Newman, Lucia

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