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January 9, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As furor mounted in Colombia on Monday over the prospect of increased U.S. naval activity in the Caribbean, the Bush Administration backed away from a plan to send two warships to intercept drug traffic off the Colombian coast. U.S. officials denied that the Bush Administration was planning a naval and air blockade of Colombia, as some Colombians charged. "We are not considering a blockade, only the interdiction of drug traffickers," State Department spokesman Margaret Tutwiler said.
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January 10, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proposed deployment of Navy warships off Colombia has further strained inter-American relations and complicated the drug war, the Bush Administration acknowledged Tuesday. At the same time, U.S. relations with Peru suffered a strain after U.S. troops surrounded a Peruvian diplomat's residence in Panama City. State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said U.S. officials are providing assurances to Latin American leaders that the two incidents do not signal an increased U.S.
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January 10, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proposed deployment of Navy warships off Colombia has further strained inter-American relations and complicated the drug war, the Bush Administration acknowledged Tuesday. At the same time, U.S. relations with Peru suffered a strain after U.S. troops surrounded a Peruvian diplomat's residence in Panama City. State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said U.S. officials are providing assurances to Latin American leaders that the two incidents do not signal an increased U.S.
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January 9, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER and MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As furor mounted in Colombia on Monday over the prospect of increased U.S. naval activity in the Caribbean, the Bush Administration backed away from a plan to send two warships to intercept drug traffic off the Colombian coast. U.S. officials denied that the Bush Administration was planning a naval and air blockade of Colombia, as some Colombians charged. "We are not considering a blockade, only the interdiction of drug traffickers," State Department spokesman Margaret Tutwiler said.
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