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Coke War (Part I) #569131

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(La Paz, Bolivia: Lisa Myers) United States efforts to prevent flow of cocaine from Bolivia examined; details given, scenes shown. [US border patrol spokesperson Robert HARRIS - comments on smuggling.] [DEA spokesperson Travis KUYENDAHL - says we don't have equipment to fight war on drugs effectively.] Bolivian farmers noted continue to grow coca. [US ambassador Robert GELBARD - says more resources are needed to fight war on drugs.] Gelbard noted wanting United States military involvement in drug war. [DEA spokesperson Charles GUTENSOHN - opposes military interdiction proposal.] [KUYENDAHL - describes incident in which DEA agents were attacked by crowd of Bolivians.] [DEA spokesperson Jesse GUTIERREZ - says we can't give up.] State Department noted cutting budget for drug war here.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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