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September 8, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Alarmed by discoveries of U.S. weapons in the hands of cocaine cartels, the Colombian government has asked the United States for assistance in halting the flow of arms to the violence-ridden nation, Administration officials said Thursday. The urgent request followed the seizure of "significant numbers" of American-made assault rifles and other weapons during raids on the headquarters of Colombian drug traffickers, the officials said.
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November 2, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush unveiled a new package of trade initiatives Wednesday designed to boost the domestic economies and lift the flagging spirits of the Andean nations that are attempting to crack down on narcotics trafficking. The bid to increase trade between the United States and the region grew out of a pledge that the President made last month to visiting Colombian President Virgilio Barco Vargas, whose own "all-out war" against drug traffickers has met with waning public support.
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June 4, 1987
The Reagan Administration has proposed selling up to six helicopters to Colombia for use by its military in fighting drug traffickers and insurgent forces. In notifying Congress, the Pentagon said that the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters are needed "to counter the narco-terrorism challenging (Colombia's) social, political and economic institutions." U.S. Army helicopters airlifted Bolivian troops last year in operations against drug producers, and 3 U.S.
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September 8, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Alarmed by discoveries of U.S. weapons in the hands of cocaine cartels, the Colombian government has asked the United States for assistance in halting the flow of arms to the violence-ridden nation, Administration officials said Thursday. The urgent request followed the seizure of "significant numbers" of American-made assault rifles and other weapons during raids on the headquarters of Colombian drug traffickers, the officials said.
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush unveiled a new package of trade initiatives Wednesday designed to boost the domestic economies and lift the flagging spirits of the Andean nations that are attempting to crack down on narcotics trafficking. The bid to increase trade between the United States and the region grew out of a pledge that the President made last month to visiting Colombian President Virgilio Barco Vargas, whose own "all-out war" against drug traffickers has met with waning public support.
NEWS
June 4, 1987
The Reagan Administration has proposed selling up to six helicopters to Colombia for use by its military in fighting drug traffickers and insurgent forces. In notifying Congress, the Pentagon said that the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters are needed "to counter the narco-terrorism challenging (Colombia's) social, political and economic institutions." U.S. Army helicopters airlifted Bolivian troops last year in operations against drug producers, and 3 U.S.
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