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B-ROLL FROM THE U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THIS TAPE DEALS WITH OPERATION COMMUNITY SHIELD. INFO AS FOLLOWS: In February 2005, ICE began Operation Community Shield, a national law enforcement initiative that targets violent transnational street gangs through the use of ICE's broad law enforcement powers, including the unique and powerful authority to remove (deport) criminal aliens, including illegal aliens and legal permanent resident aliens. Under Operation Community Shield, ICE: Partners with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, in the United States and abroad, to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach in conducting criminal investigations and other law enforcement operations against violent street gangs and others who pose a threat to public safety. Identifies violent street gangs and develops intelligence on their membership, associates, criminal activities and international movements. Deters, disrupts and dismantles gang operations by tracing and seizing cash, weapons and other assets derived from criminal activities. Seeks prosecution and/or removal of alien gang members from the United States . Works closely with our attaché offices throughout Latin America and foreign law enforcement counterparts in gathering intelligence, sharing information and conducting coordinated enforcement operations. Conducts outreach efforts to increase public awareness about the fight against violent street gangs. Initially, the focus of ICE's efforts were directed toward the Mara Salvatrucha organization, commonly referred to as MS-13, one of the most violent and rapidly growing transnational street gangs. In May 2005, ICE expanded Operation Community Shield to include all transnational criminal street gangs and prison gangs. Results: Since inception, ICE agents across 100 field offices, working in conjunction with hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide, have arrested a total of 7,655 street gang members and associates, representing over 700 different gangs. These apprehensions include 2,444 criminal arrests and 5,211 administrative immigration arrests. One hundred-seven of those arrested were gang leaders. More than 2,555 of the arrested suspects had violent criminal histories. Through this initiative, ICE has also seized and removed from the streets 287 firearms. In all, Operation Community Shield arrests are up 533 percent since fiscal year 2005 and 134 percent over fiscal year 2006. Major Enforcement Actions: September 24, 2007 (Twin Cities metropolitan area and Albany , Willmar and Worthington , Minn. ): 34 aliens with ties to violent street gangs were arrested during a weeklong operation. All those arrested were targeted for their affiliations with violent street gangs such as Sureño-13, Vatos Locos, Rough Tough Somali Crips, and the Mexican Mafia, among others. Five of those apprehended were arrested on state criminal charges. Thirty of those arrested are illegal aliens and four are U.S. permanent residents whose previous criminal convictions render them eligible for deportation. Nine of the illegal aliens have been presented to the U.S. Attorney's Office for federal prosecution for re-entering the United States after having already been deported, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. ICE will process the remainder for deportation. Those arrested during this operation are from Mexico , Nicaragua , El Salvador and Somalia . September 2, 2007 ( Oklahoma City ): 65 people were arrested during a seven-day local enforcement action targeting violent street gang members. Those arrested include members of the following Oklahoma City street gangs: Barrio Gran Mexicanos, Gran Barrio Central, Juarito Sureno 14, LA 36, Los Centrales, Murdertown, South Side Locos and Sureno 13. Those arrested originate from the following countries: Costa Rica , El Salvador , Honduras , Iraq and Mexico . Three U.S. citizens were also arrested during this operation by local law enforcement agencies. Forty-two of those arrested are known members of local street gangs; 15 had active warrants for their arrest, or were arrested on state charges. Three aliens who did not have previous criminal convictions have already been voluntarily returned to Mexico . Some of the crimes associated with those arrested during this local operation include: 1st degree rape, burglary, drug trafficking and various drug-related convictions, sexual battery, lewd acts with a child, assaulting a police office, harboring a fugitive, intentionally discharging a firearm, and illegally possessing a firearm. August 30, 2007 ( Chelsea , East Boston, Everett , Lynn , Revere and Somerville , Mass. ): 36 violent street gang members and associates were arrested during a three-day long operation. Those arrested are members and associates of the violent street gang Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13). They come from El Salvador , Colombia , Guatemala , Honduras and Nicaragua . Of the 36 arrested, 27 entered the United States without inspection, 4 are Lawful Permanent Residents with criminal convictions that make them subject to removal from the U.S, 2 have re-entered the United States after having been deported, 2 individuals have final orders of removal from an immigration judge, and one individual was arrested on a state warrant. In addition to the arrests, the action has resulted in the seizure of a variety of machetes, knives, switchblades and a small quantity of cocaine. The criminal records of those arrested include murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and assault and battery – domestic, assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a firearm, armed robbery, armed assault, possession of cocaine and marijuana, breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny and possession burglary tools and malicious destruction of property. August 21, 2007 (northern and northwest Chicago suburbs, including Waukegan , Mundelein and Round Lake ): 58 Mexican nationals with ties to violent street gangs were arrested. They are affiliated with violent street gangs such as the Latin Kings, Sureno-13s, and the Latin Lovers. Of those arrested, 37 are illegal aliens and 21 are U.S. permanent residents whose previous criminal convictions render them eligible for deportation. Some of the crimes associated with the gang members arrested include aggravated battery, possessing a controlled substance, armed violence, possessing a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, drunken driving, mob action and burglary. August 22, 2007 ( San Diego north county communities of Vista, Oceanside , Escondido and San Marcos ): 60 foreign nationals from Mexico with ties to violent street gangs were arrested during a two week operation. July 22, 2007 ( Arlington , Dallas , Farmers Branch, Fort Worth , Irving and Wichita Falls , Texas ): 121 violent street gang members were arrested during a seven-day enforcement action. Included were members of 27 local street gangs: 18th St., 28th St., Asian Boyz, Brown Pride, Diamond Hill, Eastside Homeboys, Eastside Locos, FTH, Fort Worth 28 Pride, How High Crew, Junior Homeboyz, Latin Kings, Love Field Players, Mexican Klan Locos, Mexican Mafia, MS-13, Neighborhood Crips, Northside Friends, Northside Locos, Puro Loco Mexicanos, Puro Tango Blast, Riverside 13, Sureno 13, True Bud Smokers, Valgos 18, Varrio Northside and Westside 12. Some of the crimes associated with the gang members arrested include; murder, sexually assaulting a child, robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated robbery, possessing a controlled substance, manufacturing a controlled substance, unlawfully carrying a weapon, engaging in organized criminal activity, burglary of a building, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. June 6, 2007 ( Anaheim , Long Beach , Los Angeles , Palmdale, Pasadena , San Fernando , Santa Ana , Signal Hill and Ventura , Calif. ): Six foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in the Southland were arrested during the week in an operation that resulted in the arrest of 124 gang members over a three month period. 36 were arrested on criminal charges and 88 on administrative immigration violations. Some of the gangs involved included; MS-13, White Fence, the 18th Street Gang, the Black P-Stones, the Eastside Longos, the Villa Boys, and Los Primos. May 24, 2007 (Guttenberg, Paterson , Union City and West New York, N. J.): An enforcement operation shut down a criminal enterprise run by members of the Latin Kings international gang in northern Hudson County . Tito Lopez, a.k.a. "King Chino," an allegedly high-ranking Latin Kings gang member and leader of the drug distribution organization was arrested. He is allegedly responsible for leading fellow gang members to a host of criminal actions including drug distribution, burglaries, witness intimidation, assaults and weapon sales. In all, the operation netted five federal, 12 state and two ICE administrative arrests. Additionally, 340 grams of cocaine and over one pound of marijuana were seized. March 27, 2007 (Guayama, Puerto Rico ): 36 suspected members of a major violent street gang were arrested, stemming from a long-term federal investigation that targeted a Guayama-based street gang known as the Killer Bees. The investigation revealed that the Killer Bees controlled the drug and gun trafficking operations within several public housing projects and other low-income areas. The Killer Bees were also allegedly responsible for the distribution of narcotics and illegal weapons within the public housing projects as well as for laundering the proceeds generated from the illicit activity. March 9, 2006 (23 states): During a two-week enforcement action, ICE arrested 375 gang members and associates in 23 states in a joint effort with law enforcement agencies nationwide. Large numbers of gang members were arrested in Dallas (44), San Diego (41), Washington , D.C. (22), Miami (22), and Raleigh , N.C. (19). Those arrested included members of MS-13, Surenos, 18th Street Gang, Latin Kings, Bloods, Crips, Armenian Power, Street Thug Criminals, Brown Pride, Asian Dragon Family, Avenue Assassins, Spanish Gangster Disciples, Big Time Killers and Hermanos Pistoleros Latinos. More than 260 of the 375 individuals arrested have past criminal records, most of them violent. July 28, 2005 (nationwide): ICE arrested 582 street gang members and associates during a two-week, nationwide enforcement action. More than 54 violent street gangs were targeted, including Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), Sureños, 18th Street Gang, Latin Kings, Vatos Locos, Mexican Mafia, La Raza gang, Border Brothers, Brown Pride, Norteno, Florencia 13, Tiny Rascal, Asian Boyz and Jamaican Posse. March 14, 2005 ( Baltimore , Dallas , Los Angeles , Miami , Newark , New York and Washington , D.C. ): ICE arrested 103 members of the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) in seven cities as part of the new anti-gang initiative called “Operation Community Shield.” Intelligence Gathering and Sharing: Under Operation Community Shield, ICE has received thousands of names of known and suspected gang members from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as from foreign governments. This information is routinely compared with ICE's immigration and customs databases to identify and prioritize gang suspects who may be subject to ICE's legal jurisdiction. ICE's Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) in Vermont plays a central role in this effort by running data on gang suspects provided by other law enforcement agencies against its immigration databases to determine whether these individuals are subject to ICE's federal immigration authorities. This data is then shared with ICE field offices and law enforcement
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Colombia Blast - Up to ten dead in bomb blast in western Colombia
TAPE: EF03/0873 IN_TIME: 22:12:02 DURATION: 2:47 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Florencia, 28 Sept 2003 SHOTLIST: ?? SHOTS 1. Police car arriving at scene 2. Injured person being carried from blast site by paramedics 3. Dead body on ground at site 4. Various of police and watchers around blast site 5. Exterior of building were motorcycle bomb was detonated 6. Close-up of site 7. Emergency vehicle 8. Paramedics taking victim into an ambulance 9. Police car 10. "Do not cross" line being placed at blast site ? SHOTS 11. Local residents gathered by blast site 12. Close-up of blood inside building 13. Damaged entrance and debris 14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Col. Rafael Parra, Florencia Police Chief: "The information I have is that a motorcycle bomb was left in the Zona Rosa (district of Florencia) and was later detonated. I want to take this opportunity to say to all residents that if we are indifferent to these acts this is what happens." 15. Family members waiting outside clinic 16. List of victims 17. Colombian Defense Minister, Martha Lucia Ramirez, visiting victims 18. Various of victims 19. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Voxpop, Victim: "It was at around three in the morning when that thing exploded. I fainted when it happened, I don't recall anything else." 20. Blood remains at blast site 21. Local residents gathered outside blast site STORYLINE: A remote-controlled motorcycle bomb killed 10 people and injured at least 48 others early on Sunday outside a packed disco in Colombia's southwestern city of Florencia, the army said. The bomb exploded around 4 a.m. (1100 GMT) as revellers were leaving bars and nightclubs in the city's upscale Zona Rosa district. The dead were identified as a 9-year-old child, two police officers and seven bystanders, said Gen. Luis Alberto Ardila, the commander of the army's 2nd Division in Florencia, 380 kilometers (235 miles) southwest of the capital, Bogota. Local police blamed the attack on Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which has been battling to overthrow the government for nearly four decades. Florencia police chief Col. Rafael Parra immediately offered a reward equal to US$17,500 for information leading to the perpetrators of the attack. He called for residents to donate blood as the injured, some in a serious condition, flooded the only emergency hospital in the city of 100-thousand inhabitants. The attack comes amid a FARC campaign to disrupt state and mayoral elections scheduled for October 25. The guerrillas have been blamed for targetting energy and rail targets and bridges in the past few weeks. Security forces have responded by carrying out mass arrests of suspected rebel fighters, leading to the seizure of several arms caches. Florencia is one of the largest cities on the border of a former rebel safe haven the size of Switzerland that was the site of peace negotiations. The talks collapsed in February 2002, and the government then withdrew the region's status as a safe haven. Colombia's civil conflict pits the FARC and a smaller rebel group against outlawed right-wing paramilitary factions and the government. It claims an estimated 3-thousand 500 lives every year.
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Argentina Kidnap - Abduction of tycoon's daughter revives crime worries
TAPE: EF03/0408 IN_TIME: 22:13;27 DURATION: 1:01 SOURCES: AP STILLS/CH13 RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Buenos Aires - 3 May 2003 SHOTLIST CHANNEL 13 Buenos Aires- 3 May 2003 1. Wide shot of Macri's home 2. Mauricio Macri arriving at family home AP STILLS 3. Various stills of Florencia Macri CHANNEL 13 Buenos Aires- 3 May 2003 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Mauricio Macri, Brother: "Everything is fine, we hope for the best and everything will turn out ok" 5. Van arriving at family home File Buenos Aires - Undated 6. Businessman Franco Macri STORYLINE The kidnapping of the teenage daughter of one of Argentina's wealthiest businessmen is reviving concerns about rising crime amid the country's worst economic, political and social crisis in decades. News reports said 19-year-old Florencia Macri, daughter of Franco Macri, was seized only blocks from her home after leaving a film institute where she studies. Her brother Mauricio said she was last seen on Tuesday. He declined to comment on reports that kidnappers had demanded a one and a half (M) million US dollars ransom for Florencia's return. He himself was kidnapped a decade ago and held chained in a basement for a week before an undisclosed ransom was paid. Florencia's kidnapping triggered frontpage headlines in prominent Argentine newspapers. Her father, who is of Italian origin, owns several of Argentina's largest businesses, including a construction company and a privately-run postal service and is widely considered one of Argentina's wealthiest citizens. Crime has been on the increase since Argentina plunged into a severe financial crisis following a 141 (B) billion dollars default on its foreign debt in December 2001. The country's economy shrank by two point two percent in 2002 and unemployment stands at an official 18 percent but private economists put the figure above 30 percent. Nearly 45 percent of the population lives in poverty, and hundreds of thousands work in the informal economy. Prominent actors, high-profile football players, businessmen and their family members have been the target of kidnapping attempts. A rash of recent carjackings, brazen daylight robberies and bank holdups have put people's nerves on edge.
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Colombia Bomb - Three killed as businessman's motorcade is attacked
TAPE: EF03/0983 IN_TIME: 00:50:44 DURATION: 3:06 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Florencia - 2 Nov 2003 STORYLINE 1. Tracking shot past a fire engine and people 2. Bomb site 3. Rescue workers walking over rubble 4. Damaged car 5. Rescuers walking over rubble 6. Fire engine 7. Dead body covered with sheet 8. Night shot of ambulance 9. Rubble 10. Dead body 11 Rescue scene 12. Rescuers sawing wood 13. People gathered at site 14. Ambulance driving into site 15. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Edilberto Garzon, Secretary of Government for the City of Florencia: "Precisely the people who have become victims of this attack, including the wounded, are all mostly civilians of one of the poorest neighbourhoods here. It is lamentable what has happened here. I think think this leaves us in a worrying situation because we do not understand why they would attack the civilian population. Again, most of the homes are poor and from more humble neighbourhoods. " 16. Wide zoom into water into wide 17. Pan of destroyed houses 18. Rescuer workers at damaged houses 19. Security on location 20. Various of damaged houses 21. Various of rescuers working through rubble STORYLINE A bomb exploded in a southern Colombian city on Saturday, killing three neighbourhood residents and seriously damaging several buildings. The attack occurred as a business executive's motorcade drove through Florencia, a city 350 kilometres (218 miles) south west of the capital Bogota. Eugenio Marulanda, the head of the Confederation of Chambers of Commerce, and local business leaders who were traveling in armoured cars escaped injury. Dozens of homes were damaged in the attack. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, which bore the hallmarks of attacks previously carried out by Colombia's main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The FARC killed 13 people last September by detonating a bomb planted on a motorcycle in Florencia's nightclub district. The FARC and the National Liberation Army have been battling a succession of elected governments in this South American country for 39 years.
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Colombia Prison - Guards repel guerrilla attack on jail where FARC members held
TAPE: EF01/0872 IN_TIME: 04:24:40 DURATION: 1:32 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Florencia - 18 Dec 2001 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot Florencia city 2. Various soldiers around prison 3. Mid shot ambulance 4. Wide shot damage done by attack 5. Various soldiers 6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Albert Jurando, Chief of Police Caqueta: "Apparently they were guerrillas, never the less they did not accomplish their objective. There were three inmates killed. There are also 13 injured, five seriously. We recovered some weapons and it was a successful police operation." 7. Mid shot vehicle damaged by attack 8. Various soldiers 9. Wide shot prison STORYLINE: Leftist Colombian rebels attacked a prison with machine guns and mortars in a bid to free jailed comrades but were repelled by guards, police and army troops, officials said on Tuesday. The fighting late Monday on the outskirts of Florencia, the capital of southern Colombia's Caqueta state, left three inmates dead. Five inmates and four guards were wounded, said prisons spokesman Oscar Galvis. Nine inmates escaped through a hole in the prison wall that had been blasted open by a homemade rebel mortar, but they were recaptured shortly afterward, Galvis said. Some 200 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Colombia's biggest rebel group, participated in the attack on the federal prison. The prison holds 1,100 inmates, many of them FARC members.
Colombia Mudslides - Mudslides cause severe damage, at least 6 dead
NAME: COL MUD 120605N TAPE: EF05/0517 IN_TIME: 10:03:01:23 DURATION: 00:01:57:12 SOURCES: RCN DATELINE: Various - 10/11 June 2005 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: Night shots Caqueta, 10 June 2005 1. Various of flooded houses 2. Mid shot of residents walking on flooded streets 3. Mid shot of rescue workers on speed boats 4. Mid shot of residents walking on flooded streets 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Norma Paulina Poveda, Florencia's Regional authority: "Well, unfortunately the official numbers we have are 760 affected people and about 453 houses that got damaged. So far we don't have any information of missing or injured people" Caqueta, 11 June 2005 6. Mid shot of mattress laying on the street 7. Mid shot of damaged house and belongings lying on the street 8. Various of residents picking up what is left after the heavy rains 9. Mid shot of damaged house 10. Mid shot of destroyed houses and residents picking up what is left after the rains Caqueta, 10 June 2005 11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish): Gustavo Ortega, Florencia's Disaster Prevention Officer: "Because of the heavy rains we have all over the country, specially in the south, Florencia (Referring to the capital of Caqueta) has been affected " Caldas, 11 June 2005 12. Mid shot of rescue workers transporting a cadaver on a stretcher 13. Various of rescue workers digging to recover more bodies after the mudslide 14. Tilt down of mudslide to rescue workers looking for more bodies STORYLINE: Heavy rainstorms in parts of Colombia over the week shut down roads, knocked out power lines and unleashed massive floods, leaving at least 760 people affected. Hardest hit was the city of Florencia, located 235 miles southwest of Bogota, where rain on Friday turned several central streets into rivers. According to Norma Paulina Poveda, Florencia's Regional authority, no one has been reported missing or injured in the city but hundreds of people have lost homes or sustained damage to property. Also on Saturday rescue workers recovered the body of a teenager who was buried Friday after torrential rains in southwestern Colombia unleashed mudslides. At least six people died Friday in an impoverished mountainside neighbourhood in Colombia's coffee-growing region, officials said. Four members of the same family, including two children, were killed when a slide washed away their wooden shack-like home near Manizales, 100 miles northwest of the capital, Bogota, the Disaster Prevention Office said. Relief workers covered in mud lifted the victims' bodies from the rubble. At least 20 families have been forced to abandon their homes in the area. Several people are killed across Colombia every year during the rainy seasons as a result of flooding and landslides.
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Colombia Military 2 - Government and FARC troop movements
TAPE: EF02/0143 IN_TIME: 00:12:32 DURATION: 2:28 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Various, - 21 Feb 2002 SHOTLIST: Neiva, Huila Province 1. Wide shot of Hercules C-130 landing 2. Medium of soldiers getting off cargo plane 3. Wide shot of plane and soldiers 4. Various of soldiers marching across air strip Florencia, Caqueta Province 5. Various of soldiers with packs walking 6. Various of soldiers walking beside road, on patrol around Florencia Bogota 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian Minister of Economy: "Our economy today is stable. That stability, macroeconomic stability is a priority of this administration. This is why we feel confident to offer tranquility to the investing community. Adjustments on the fiscal programme will continue. To the empresarios (investors), to the country, to the labour we say the best thing is to continue working to defend democracy, to defend the nation of Colombia. We'll continue to work." Mesetas 9. Three shots of town's people 10. Guerrillas of the FARC leaving town 11. Guerrilla flags STORYLINE: Colombian warplanes began bombing a vast rebel territory on Thursday following President Andres Pastrana's decision to cancel peace talks and reclaim the region from leftist guerrillas, the military reported. The military also said more than 13 thousand Colombian troops were also being moved towards the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, demilitarised area. Pastrana formally ended Colombia's three-year peace process on Wednesday night, just hours after guerrillas hijacked a domestic airliner and kidnapped a senator traveling on the flight. Pastrana set a midnight deadline for FARC to abandon the zone in southern Colombia that he set aside for the rebel group more than three years ago as part of peace negotiations. Troops in camouflage uniforms tightly guarded a highway on Thursday morning leading from the southern city of Florencia to the rebel zone, about a three-hour drive to the west. They said they were awaiting possible orders to move into the guerrilla area. Colombia's Economy Minister Juan Manuel Santos made an effort to calm investors by saying on Thursday economic stability will continue.
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Colombia Killing - WRAP Rebels blamed over governor''s kidnap and murder, Uribe
NAME: COL KILL 20091223I TAPE: EF09/1196 IN_TIME: 10:45:09:20 DURATION: 00:02:23:24 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/RCN/GOVT TV DATELINE: Caqueta/Bogota - 22 Dec 2009 RESTRICTIONS: see shotlist SHOTLIST TRUE DATE CREATED = 23/12/2009 RCN - No Access Colombia Caqueta 1. Helicopter flying over area where investigators believe guerrillas took Caqueta Governor Luis Francisco Cuellar after kidnapping him 2. Security forces and parked vehicles 3. Various of security forces walking towards vehicle that guerrillas are suspected of using to bring Cuellar to the jungle 4. Wide of burned vehicle and security forces 5. Various of military uniforms that guerrillas allegedly wore to kidnap Cuellar 6. Various of burnt out vehicle 7. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Himelda Galindo de Cuellar, wife of Luis Francisco Cuellar: "He was lying on the floor when two people pulled him with them and the other two people were holding their weapons while wearing their military uniforms." (Reporter question: Did they take him in underwear?) "They took him in pyjamas and barefoot." (Reporter question: What have the authorities told you?) "Well, that they are planning to close the area where the guerrillas might have taken him. We will see what is going to happen." 8. Close up of Cuellar''s wife crying and getting in to vehicle Colombian Government TV Bogota 9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Alvaro Uribe Velez, President of Colombia: "Later on, they murdered him, they cut his throat, they miserably murdered him. The authorities explained that the terrorists didn''t shoot him in order to avoid the noise produced by shooting guns, because they were aware of the imminent operations of our armed forces." RCN - No Access Colombia Caqueta 10. Relatives and friends attending mass service for Cuellar''s birthday 11. Church interior 12. Relatives and friends attending mass 13. Cuellar''s daughter Victoria Cuellar leaving in tears STORYLINE The governor of a southern Colombian state was found dead on Tuesday, his throat slit, the day after he was abducted in the first kidnapping of a major Colombian politician since 2002. The body of Governor Luis Francisco Cuellar of Caqueta state was found not far from Florencia, the state capital where the 69-year-old was kidnapped late on Monday, according to a security official. President Alvaro Uribe went on national television to say Cuellar''s throat had been cut. Uribe said it wasn''t clear when the governor was slain as 2-thousand soldiers and police spread into the jungle highlands outside Florencia looking for the kidnappers. He said senior military officials told him that because security forces were in pursuit, the kidnappers slit Cuellar''s throat to avoid the sound of gunfire. Cuellar was abducted by eight to 10 men in military uniforms who arrived at his home late on Monday in a pickup, killed a police guard and blasted open the door with explosives, said the operations chief for the national police. Two other police guards suffered shrapnel wounds that were not life-threatening. The governor was driven into the mountains that border Florencia, where the pickup was abandoned and found in flames, the police spokesman said. Cuellar''s body, still wearing pyjamas, was discovered lying at the top of a steep hill on Florencia''s outskirts, said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn''t authorised to make public statements. A furious Uribe, whose rancher father was killed by leftist rebels in a botched 1983 kidnapping, had ordered soldiers and police to rescue Cuellar, who was also a cattle rancher. Earlier on Tuesday, Defence Minister Gabriel Silva blamed the kidnapping on the elite "Teofilo Forero" unit of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and announced a 500-thousand US dollar reward for information leading to Cuellar''s rescue. FARC did not immediately take responsibility for the kidnapping. Cuellar already had previously been kidnapped four times since 1987 - in those cases for ransom. His wife, Himelda Galindo, said he had been held from two to seven months in those abductions. Caqueta has long been a stronghold of the FARC, which finances its insurgency chiefly from the cocaine trade, and is among Colombian states with the highest military presence, including an army division headquarters in Florencia. It was in Caqueta that the FARC abducted French-Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt in 2002. That was the last year in which the FARC registered a kidnapping of a major politician, also seizing state governors and congressmen. After Uribe was elected that year to his first term, kidnappings that had been common in Colombia''s countryside sharply diminished. The conservative president launched a full frontal assault on the FARC that he called "Democratic Security," nearly doubling the size of Colombia''s military and benefiting from 700 (m) million US dollars in annual US military aid. His government''s July 2008 rescue of Betancourt was a triumph of Uribe''s determined campaign to decimate the rebels. Though the government says the FARC has been reduced by desertions and killings to about 8-thousand fighters, half its size in 2002, it continues to engage in lethal hit-and-run raids that claim several hundred lives annually.
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Colombia Wrap - Suspected FARC rebels held, army personnel questioned over robbery
TAPE: EF03/0463 IN_TIME: 23:28:51 DURATION: 2:29 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: 19 May 2003 SHOTLIST: 1. Pull out of suspected rebels captured 2. Wide shot of suspected rebels 3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Sergio Mantilla, Special Army Forces Commandant: "Besides the urban perimeter of Puerto Rico, military operations were performed in the villages of Lagudilla, Rio Negro, La Chipa and Puerto Betania. There were 75 people captured, 125 million pesos seized, weapons found, chemical supplies, and a gas pipe launching platform were seized as well as several files from the Revolutionary Army Forces of Colombia (FARC)." 4. Wide shot of Colombian soldiers during operations 5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Carlos Alberto Ospina, Colombian Army General: "The 3rd division commandant informed the actions to the army commanders and requested an investigation. The army commander sent a group of investigators from Bogota who noticed that the soldiers from the 'D' division had used the money found in the creek." 6. Wide shot of policeman 7. Tilt down of policeman arresting people 8. Wide of various policemen in truck 9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Luis Eduardo Herrera, Cundinamarca Police Commandant: "Yesterday, at 5:30 am in Soacha near Bogota the driver who transported the ammonium nitrate was assaulted, he was drugged and the truck was stolen. Since the very moment of the assault the Cundimarca Police have tried to locate the truck and inform the national authorities." 10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Eduardo Cifuentes, Colombian Public Defender: "Certainly army forces haven't been able to reestablish public order in Arauca. In the next reports, we will be referring to the situation in other zones declared as rehabilitation areas and it is possible that the results will be different. According to preliminary reports, the state's presence has been more successful in other areas, different from Arauca." 11. Various streets of Arauca STORYLINE. Colombian authorities arrested 75 suspected rebels from the Revolutionary Army Forces of Colombia in Florencia in Caqueta state during several operations on Monday. Around 400 men from the army and military police participated in the operation. The arrested men were believed to be from the FARC's Teofilo Forero front. Bogota police also intensified operations in the south of the city, looking for a truck containing 12 tons of ammonium nitrate which was stolen on Sunday. Ammonium nitrate has been used in the manufacturing of dangerous explosives. Meanwhile, more than 100 military personnel have been accused of being involved in the misappropriation of millions of dollars that were found in April in Florencia, Caqueta - a guerrilla-controlled area. The accusations were levelled on Monday by army commandant Carlos Ospina, who promised a full investigation. Also on Monday, a senior official said President Alvaro Uribe's attempt to control Colombia's bloody Arauca state by giving authorities special powers had failed. The government's Human Rights Ombudsman, Eduardo Cifuentes, said he found that violence was increasing in Arauca, an oil-rich state along the Venezuelan border which is being fought over by two leftist rebel armies, a right-wing militia and US-trained government troops. Uribe created the special security zones in September, giving military and civilian authorities special powers, including to search and detain suspects. But there have been 13 bombing attacks this year alone in Saravena, one of three towns covered in Arauca state by the security zone, Cifuentes noted. Another town, Arauquita, has suffered eight attacks this year. And the police have only arrested 69 suspected rebels and seized 17 arms since the security zones - which expired this month - were created.
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Colombia Kidnap - Candidates, relatives react to latest kidnap
TAPE: EF02/0154 IN_TIME: 23:41:24 DURATION: 2:45 SOURCES: RCN RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Various - 24 Feb 2002/File SHOTLIST: Bogota Airport - February 23, 2002 1. Two shots of Ingrid Betancourt arriving at airport for departure to Florencia Bogota - February 24, 2002 2. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Alvaro Uribe, Presidential Candidate "The national government should consider asking the U.N. for a special mission to go into the area where Ingrid Betancourt is being held. A humanitarian mission from the U.N. that could contact the guerrillas and have her released." Bogota - January 2002 3. Betancourt at campaign event Bogota - February 24, 2002 4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Armando Estrada Villa, Interior Minister of Colombia "We asked Dr. Ingrid not to travel, much less by land. She was told several times by security forces and by the government. My understanding is her mother even asked her not to make that trip. However, she chose to act boldly and be intrepid and daring." Bogota - February 2002 5. Betancourt being interviewed 6. Close up of same Bogota - February 24, 2002 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yolanda de Betancourt, mother of Ingrid "I beg of them not to take her life. I hope they know all of Ingrid?s work has been for the benefit of Colombia. She has always pushed for peace and dialogue. She met with FARC members and everything she does in her campaign is for the good of Colombia." Bogota - January 2002 8. Betancourt at campaign event San Vicente del Caguan - February 5, 2002 9. Betancourt conferring with FARC Vista Hermosa, Meta Province - February 24, 2002 10. Reconnaisance plane flyover 11. FARC sign 12. Camp grounds 13. Boots 14. Camp grounds 15. Various of soldiers walking near FARC camp STORYLINE: Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has been kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Betancourt, candidate for the Colombia Nueva party, arrived by plane to Florencia, Caqueta Province on Saturday. She had planned to fly to San Vicente del Caguan, site of the recently failed peace talks between the government and the rebels, but was unable to do so. Instead, against the advice of the government, Betancourt travelled by car accompanied by her chief speech writer, a French journalist and a driver. The three men have since been released unharmed. The Colombian government had asked presidential candidates to stay out of the region which has been recaptured from the FARC until security forces could guarantee it safe. Family members and presidential candidates alike, have appealed to the FARC rebels to release Betancourt. It is unclear why the rebels kidnapped her and what they may want in exchange for her release. Colombian soldiers continue to move in on the territory that was once in the hands of the FARC. On Sunday, the army was on the outskirts of Vista Hermosa, in Meta Province. A large abandoned FARC camp was found there. All seemed to indicate that the guerrillas had left in a hurry.
Argentina Mourning 3
AP-APTN-1830: Argentina Mourning 3 Thursday, 28 October 2010 STORY:Argentina Mourning 3- REPLAY President at husband's wake, LatAm leaders join mourners LENGTH: 03:41 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Spanish/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/GOVERNMENT POOL STORY NUMBER: 663006 DATELINE: Buenos Aires - 28 Oct 2010 LENGTH: 03:41 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY GOVERNMENT TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 28 OCTOBER 2010) GOVERNMENT TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Wide of honour guard surrounding coffin of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner inside Presidential Palace 2. Close-up of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez (widow of Kirchner) entering with family 3. Mid of Fernandez and daughter Florencia and son Maximo paying respects 4. Close-up of Fernandez 5. Mid of Fernandez and daughter 6. Wide of wake as visitor shouts slogans in support of Kirchner, crowd chants and claps 7. Mid of Florencia hugging Fernandez 8. Wide Florencia hugging Fernandez with Maximo in background (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 28 OCTOBER 2010) GOVERNMENT TV - AP CLIENTS ONLY 9. Pan of Bolivian President Evo Morales getting out of car at Presidential Palace 10. Pan of Morales entering palace 11. Various of Fernandez greeting members of the human rights group, Grandmothers of the Plaza Mayo 12. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa entering with officials 13. Wide of wake with Fernandez talking to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his wife 14. Close-up of Pinera offering condolences to Fernandez 15. Mid of Pinera, Correa, Fernandez and Morales, zoom out 16. Wide of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica offering condolences to Fernandez 17. Close-up of Mujica talking with Fernandez 18. Wide of wake 19. Mid of former soccer player Diego Maradona with Fernandez (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 28 OCTOBER 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 20. Wide of people watching wake on television screens 21. Close-up of screen 22. People clapping 23. Man holding up newspaper with photograph of Kirchner 24. Close-up of man with toddler on shoulders 25. Mid of people walking towards palace carrying flowers and wearing national flags 26. Wide of mourners and media gathered outside presidential palace 27. Banner depicting Fernandez and Kirchner reading (Spanish) "Cristina and Nestor. With you forever." 28. Close-up of image of Kirchner 29. Mourners weeping after paying their respects 30. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Susana (no last name given), Mourner: "I am really moved, it was unbelievable to see him there, it seems unbelievable that he is not with us anymore. He has been a very strong presence, independent from one's political ideas, he has been a very strong presence. " 31. Mourners leaving after paying respects 30. Close-up of tearful people hugging 32. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Maria Cevallejo, Mourner: "I feel that the father we had has gone, he has gone, but we have our mother left. " 33. Wide of people leaving STORYLINE Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday led her country in paying an emotional farewell to her late husband, former president Nestor Kirchner, who died of a sudden heart attack the previous day. Fernandez and her children were joined by Latin American leaders, celebrities and ordinary Argentines at the "Casa Rosada" presidential palace in the capital, where Kirchner is lying in state. The presidents of Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay were among leaders offering their condolences to Fernandez, who succeeded her husband as president of the South American country. As well as the foreign dignitaries, thousands of people filed past Kirchner's coffin, some carrying flowers, photographs and Argentine flags. Huge crowds gathered outside the palace, waiting their turn to say goodbye to their former president and watching footage of the wake on large television screens. Fernandez has declared three days of national mourning and flags will be flying at half mast in all public buildings. Kirchner, 60, had a history of heart trouble, undergoing emergency surgery on his carotid artery in February and an angioplasty in September, but refused to slow down, campaigning daily to lay the political groundwork for another run at the presidency by him or his wife. All AP Television video will be delivered in 16:9 from 10th November 2010. 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