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Panama / Drugs / McClintock Interview #408241

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 25, 1996
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(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) The United States military's role in "Operation Laser Strike," designed to halt the flow of illicit drugs from Latin America into the US, reported.

(Panama City: Lucia Newman) Telephone report on the drug operation, which will focus on Colombia and Peru, featured; details given of the investigation into "narcochecks" funding the Panamanian elections campaign in 1994 of President Ernesto Perez Balladares and of the United States position on this scandal in Panama.

(Studio: Fionnuala Sweeney) Interview held with George Washington University professor Cynthia McClintock. [McCLINTOCK - explains actions the United States could take against Panama; compares the situations involving drug money and the presidents of Colombia and Panama; examines the complex relationship of Panama and the US; explains why the United States anti-drug operations in Latin America have not been successful.]

Newman, Lucia;
Sweeney, Fionnuala

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