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June 3, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. government has made its position clear: 1) The United States will do all it can to support Colombia's war on drugs. 2) The United States will not become involved in Colombia's other war: its long, internal conflict. The Colombian army has been fighting leftist guerrillas for three decades and is increasingly coming into confrontation with right-wing private armies. What is not clear is where one war ends and the other begins. "You really can't draw the line," one U.S. official admitted.
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June 3, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. government has made its position clear: 1) The United States will do all it can to support Colombia's war on drugs. 2) The United States will not become involved in Colombia's other war: its long, internal conflict. The Colombian army has been fighting leftist guerrillas for three decades and is increasingly coming into confrontation with right-wing private armies. What is not clear is where one war ends and the other begins. "You really can't draw the line," one U.S. official admitted.
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BUSINESS
May 31, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President-elect Cesar Gaviria is asking the United States for a more cooperative policy toward Colombian exports as a way of supporting this country's costly fight against cocaine traffic. Gaviria, a member of the governing Liberal Party, was elected Sunday and will take office Aug. 7. In a victory speech, he said his government will need more than "rhetorical support" from cocaine-consuming countries against violent traffickers.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1990 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President-elect Cesar Gaviria is asking the United States for a more cooperative policy toward Colombian exports as a way of supporting this country's costly fight against cocaine traffic. Gaviria, a member of the governing Liberal Party, was elected Sunday and will take office Aug. 7. In a victory speech, he said his government will need more than "rhetorical support" from cocaine-consuming countries against violent traffickers.
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