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FRONTLINE; Murder on the Rio San Juan

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Murder on the Rio San Juan
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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FRONTLINE investigates the unsolved 1984 terrorist bombing at a press conference held by Contra leader Eden Pastora. Eight people, including an American reporter, were killed on the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. This report dissects the motives of possible conspirators and follows the trail of the man suspected of planting the bomb.

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