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March 26th, 2010
09:37 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Colombian Drug Queen?

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Eliza Browning
AC360° Associate Producer

Tonight, Karl Penhaul reports on a story about an alleged Colombian drug queen. A lingerie model’s bid to allegedly become the drug-running 'Queenpin' of South America seems doomed now that an international warrant has been issued for her arrest. Angie Sanselmente Valencia is a 30-year-old who authorities say set out to establish herself as the leader of a cartel that would use models and beauty queens to run drugs from South America to Europe. But it turns out she may have been a little too confident in her looks and that hubris might lead to the dismantling of her fledgling cartel. The Argentine police say they’re hot on her tracks. Don’t miss Karl’s report tonight.

The House of Representatives passed a slightly altered health care "fixes" bill last night, completing legislative action on President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. The so-called "fixes" bill, approved by a 220-207 vote, now goes to Obama to be signed into law. It makes changes in the broader health care reform measure that Obama enacted Tuesday. President Obama hit the road selling the law to the public yesterday and dared Republicans to run in the midterm elections on a promise of a rescinding the new law. What kind of reaction will lawmakers face when they go back to their districts?

Sen. John McCain is running for re-election and for the first time in nearly 20 years is facing a tough challenge from J.D. Hayworth. Sarah Palin is set to campaign for Senator McCain today and tomorrow in Arizona. Is he relying on Palin’s influence to drum up support in his own district? We’ll take a look at the challenge he’s facing and how Palin’s involvement might impact his campaign.

We’re also following up on the situation in Haiti to report on the progress being made in the country. Is aid getting to the people? What’s the situation on the ground? We’ll have the latest from people in Haiti tonight.

And five years ago, we reported on one of the most notorious gang infested neighborhoods in Los Angeles, a city known in the law enforcement community as the nation’s gang capital. Five years later, we returned to see how life has changed. In our AC360° special investigation, “Gangs of Hollenbeck,” we’ll take you inside a neighborhood where stray bullets claim innocent lives, where witnesses are afraid to talk to police and where standing on the wrong sidewalk can get you killed. Don’t miss this powerful special tonight at 11 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.


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