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Latin American Nations Push Back Against U.S. Criticism of Anti-Drug Efforts

LADB Article ID: 56222
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1995-03-10
By: LADB Staff

The Clinton administration's March 1 report to Congress on anti-drug efforts around the world chastised four Latin American countries for not doing enough to curb the flow of drugs northward. However, the report stopped short of recommending a cutoff of US aid, citing "national interests" in maintaining funding. The criticism angered the four neighbors, who say the US is not doing its part in the war on drugs. The Clinton administration gave a green light to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay to continue receiving US funds to fight drug trafficking, but it also criticized all four countries for their lack of progress in the drug war.

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