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Wednesday, July 30, 1997

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  • CAMPAIGN FINANCE ABUSE

    At the Senate campaign finance hearings yesterday, Republicans delved into the wheeling and dealing of former Little Rock Chinese restaurant owner and Clinton friend Charlie Trie. According to FBI agent Jerry Campane, Trie laundered almost a million dollars for an Asian businessman from Macao named Ng Lao Seng, also known as Mr. Wu.

  • COLOMBIA

    A right-wing paramilitary group forced a human rights commission, including two U.N. delegates, to leave a region of northwest Colombia under threat of death. Paramilitary and military repression is escalating in Colombia, whose military is considered the worst violator of human rights in the hemisphere.

  • LANDMINES

    There’s a full page ad in the New York Times today. Its headline: