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US-Mexico Relations / Drug War #542730

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 04, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Guadalajara, Mexico) Role of elite Mexican federal police and cabinet mins. in aiding drug traffickers such as Rafael Caro, accused of leading kidnapping last month of United States drug agent Enrique Camarena (Salazar), examined; films, photos shown. [Mexican drug DEALER - discusses traffickers' relationship with government officials.] Recent gang rape and beheading of Canadian tourist at city's Hyatt hotel by drug dealers known as regular guests at hotel described; lack of any arrests of major drug figure anywhere in Mexico for 8 years noted. Dealers' open lifestyle, include party lasting several days for prosecutors, judges and officials cited; implications of photograph of Camarena, taken in police station, found at drug traffickers' club considered. [DEALER - describes means of gaining control.] Current status of US-Mexican drug war described.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian

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