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Colombia / Hostage Incident #65225

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 27, 1980
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(Studio) End of hostage crisis in Bogota, Colombia, reported All hostages, include US ambassador Diego Asencio, said released unharmed.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Bogota, Colombia) Description of transport of M-19 terrorists and their hostages under supervision of Red Cross given. Tape shown. Cuban airliner said used for flight to Havana, Cuba. Some hostages said released at airport, others taken to Cuba.
REPORTER: Timothy Ross

(Miami, Florida) Arrival of private jet from Havana carrying Diego Asencio at Homestead Air Force Base shown and reported Asencio said accompanied by papal nuncio Monsignor Angelo Acerbi and Pope's personal emissary Monsignor Calabresi. (State Department spokesperson David PASSAGE - says hostages were treated well.) Presence of Asencio's wife and daughter mentioned.

Dale, Al;
Donaldson, Sam;
Ross, Timothy

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