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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 11, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Report introduced.

(Bogota: Lucia Newman) The "trial of the century" in Colombia in which President Ernesto Samper is charged with using drug money to finance his election campaign examined. [Opposition leader Pablo VICTORIA - says Samper must pay and the country cleaned up.] The likelihood that Samper will be judicially absolved by a congress dominated by his political party noted. [President's defense attorney Luis Guillermo NIETO - (thru translator) comments.] The pressure on Samper to resign, even from the Catholic church, noted. [Bucaramanga archbishop Monsignor Dario CASTRELLON - (thru translator) speaks out.] [VICTORIA - predicts the government will crumble after Samper is absolved.]

Newman, Lucia;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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