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    Columbian President, Dr. Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala has condemned Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza, saying that?

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    Columbian President Dr. Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala's motorcade arrives at number 10 Downing Street, London. President Turbay greeted by British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Two leader pose for photographers before entering Number

    SCU: President Turbay speaking in Spanish. (3 shots)

    At his press conference, President Turbay denied that his government is guilty of human rights violations. There have been numerous allegations of brutality inflicted on political prisoners in Columbia, but President Turbay said that critics should visit the country to see the respect given to human rights. President Turbay indicated the concern of the Andean Pact nations, Columbia. Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela about their trade relations with the EEC and he said he intended to take this up with the Commission ion Brussels.

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    Background: Columbian President, Dr. Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala has condemned Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza, saying that he is incapable of running a democratic country. President Tubay speaking on Tuesday (3 July) in London said that the Nicaraguan situation is posing a threat to the whole of Latin America, however he rejected suggestions for breaking off diplomatic relations with the country. President Turbay's visit to Britain is part of a month long tour aimed at improving relations between the five South American countries of the Andean Pact, whom he is representing and the European Community.

    SYNOPSIS: President Turbay visited the home of the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at number ten Downing Street in London on Tuesday (3 July). He was welcomed by Mrs. Thatcher and the two leaders posed for photographs before their talks. As with other European nations, Columbia has a trade imbalance with Britain, importing twice as much as it exports. After their talks a joint statement was issued which indicated britain's willingness to support a banking line of credit for the export of capital goods and services to Columbia. Later at a press conference President Turbay commented on the Civil War in Nicaragua.

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