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CNN Evening News for Sunday, Aug 01, 1999
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(Studio: Marina Kolbe) Multiple acts of violence in Colombia reported; details given of the recent deaths of five Americans in a plane crash and ten deaths after a car bomb explosion in Medellin, Colombia.

(Caqueta, Colombia: Lucia Newman) The organization of the leftist Colombian rebels examined; graphic scenes shown from Colombia of people killed. [FARC Commander Raul REYES(thru translator) - defends kidnappings.] [Political analyst Alvaro RANGEL(thru translator) - says the guerrillas are political "bandits".]

(Studio: Marina Kolbe) Report introduced.

(Miami: Susan Candiotti) The rising numbers of Colombians fleeing to the US and other countries featured. ["CLAUDIA" - says the rebels are killing people.] [PERSON - says Colombians fear for their lives.] [Florida Atlantic University professor Victor URIBE - says staying in the US illegally is better than returning to Colombia.]

(Studio: Marina Kolbe) Denouncement of the Colombian rebels' activities by Pope John Paul II reported.

Candiotti, Susan;
Kolbe, Marina;
Newman, Lucia

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