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COLOMBIA

StoryJuly 30, 1997
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Guests
Rev. Al Sharpton

Civil rights leader, former presidential candidate, founder of the National Action Network.


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.

Guests: • Gloria Cuartas, mayor of Apartado in northwest Colombia, has refused to remain silent over human rights violations. • Mario Murillo, Public affairs director at Pacifica station WBAI in NY, just returned from month long trip to Colombia.

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