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October 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Virgilio Barco Vargas has named a new justice minister to replace Monica de Greiff, who resigned last month in the face of escalating violence that continued Friday when a bomb exploded in a clothing store in the drug cartel stronghold of Medellin, killing one person. Roberto Salazar Manrique, who was appointed to the job Thursday night, will now lead the government's crackdown on the nation's drug lords, processing extraditions of Colombian traffickers to the United States.
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October 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
President Virgilio Barco Vargas has named a new justice minister to replace Monica de Greiff, who resigned last month in the face of escalating violence that continued Friday when a bomb exploded in a clothing store in the drug cartel stronghold of Medellin, killing one person. Roberto Salazar Manrique, who was appointed to the job Thursday night, will now lead the government's crackdown on the nation's drug lords, processing extraditions of Colombian traffickers to the United States.
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October 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
After a two-week void, Colombia today had a new justice minister, a risky post at the forefront of the drug trafficking crackdown. President Virgilio Barco Vargas named Roberto Salazar Manrique to the job Thursday night. The previous justice minister, Monica de Greiff, quit after being threatened by the traffickers, and one of her predecessors was slain. As he left the presidential palace, Salazar was asked by a reporter if he favors extradition.
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December 13, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before dawn on Nov. 22, a U.S.-trained force of Colombian police in American-supplied Blackhawk helicopters swooped in on a remote ranch used by drug lord Pablo Escobar as a hide-out. Escobar and one of his notorious sidekicks, Jorge Luis Ochoa, must have heard the helicopters coming. Without taking time to fully dress, they rushed from the ranch house and narrowly escaped into rugged hill country to the west. The raid was set up by Gen.
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