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Barbie / United States Connection #83839

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 21, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(La Paz, Bolivia) Extent of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie's links with CIA during his exile in Bolivia examined; efforts of special United States prosecutor Allan Ryan to discover full extent of Barbie's United States connections noted. [Interior sub- secretary Gustavo SANCHEZ - (thru translator) notes Bolivian army confiscated all of Barbie's documents.] Copies of Barbie's documents indicating his protection by allied high cmnd. in 1951 examined. Sanchez noted claiming Barbie consistently passed on information regarding Bolivian communists and leftists to CIA contacts at United States embassy here, using interior ministry as intermediary. [SANCHEZ - (thru translator) recalls Barbie transmitting information to embassy.] [RYAN - discusses focus of investigation.] Barbie intelligence operation said possibly part of larger scheme running out of Cochabama; details given. His alleged daily contact with Nazis in South America considered.
REPORTER: John Martin

Bell, Steve;
Martin, John

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