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Colombia / Samper / Corruption Charges #407901

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 13, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Bogota: Lucia Newman) Vote in the congress of Colombia clearing President Ernesto Samper of corruption charges that he financed his election campaign with drug money featured. [Former presidential candidate Andres PASTRANA - says the drug lords know the president can be bought.] [SAMPER - (thru translator) says now the economy can be reactivated.] The United States said considering economic retaliation against Colombia. The release by terrorists of Juan Carlos Gaviria, the brother of Colombia's former president, who was kidnapped, noted. [National police chief General Rosso Jose SERRANO - (thru translator) comments on the negotiations to get Gaviria released.] The next likely steps in the political crisis in Colombia mentioned.

Newman, Lucia;
Woodruff, Judy

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