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March 31, 2000 | JANET HOOK and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's long-delayed plan to combat drug trafficking in Colombia cleared its first major hurdle Thursday as the House approved providing $1.7 billion to help the beleaguered South American country dry up a major source of cocaine and heroin. The aid was approved despite objections from many of Clinton's fellow Democrats, who fear that it marks the start of a long-term, Vietnam-like commitment to a nation whose armed forces have consistently been implicated in human rights violations.
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March 31, 2000 | JANET HOOK and ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Clinton's long-delayed plan to combat drug trafficking in Colombia cleared its first major hurdle Thursday as the House approved providing $1.7 billion to help the beleaguered South American country dry up a major source of cocaine and heroin. The aid was approved despite objections from many of Clinton's fellow Democrats, who fear that it marks the start of a long-term, Vietnam-like commitment to a nation whose armed forces have consistently been implicated in human rights violations.
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