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New Scandals Damage Colombian President Ernesto Samper's Administration

LADB Article ID: 55085
Category/Department: Colombia
Date: 1997-08-29
By: LADB Staff

Scandals involving drug ties and influence peddling continue to shake Colombia. Recently two cabinet ministers were forced to resign following accusations that they used their influence to award radio frequencies to friends of the president. In addition, the mayor of Cali was arrested on Aug. 26 on charges of taking money from the drug cartel that long dominated that city. In mid-August,

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