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Peru / Lima Hostage Crisis #404463

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Lima: Lucia Newman) The latest developments in the hostage crisis in Peru featured; scenes shown from Lima, where two more hostages were released. [Wife of released hostage Consuelo IBANEZ - reacts to the news that her husband was freed.]

(Lima, Peru: Marina Mirabella) The first access for journalists to the Japanese diplomatic compound where the Tupac Amaru rebels are holding hostages featured; scenes shown of the rebels holding a news conference, where the leader again demanded release of their imprisoned comrades. [Rebel leader Nester CERPA - (thru translator) says they are open to mediation.]

(Lima: Lucia Newman) The rebels' rejection of an offer from Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori that they be allowed to go to another country reported and the issue of who the rebels release discussed.

Mirabella, Marina;
Newman, Lucia;
Shaw, Bernard

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