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August 20, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
President Bush on Saturday angrily condemned the assassination of the leading Colombian presidential candidate and said "the narco-traffickers who again have robbed Colombia of a courageous leader must be defeated." The President, saluting the decision by Colombian President Virgilio Barco Vargas to reinstate a suspended extradition treaty with the United States, pledged that "the U.S. is ready to coordinate the extradition of these criminals as expeditiously as possible."
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February 27, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW and STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attempting to put the best face on the likely loss of a key weapon against Colombian drug kingpins, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh said Tuesday that the United States and Colombia share the "common goal" of seizing major traffickers and bringing them to justice. In 1989 when Colombia began extraditing Colombian drug violators to the United States, Thornburgh hailed the practice. The far more severe sentences meted out here were what the traffickers feared most, he said.
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August 23, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG and DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writers
Red tape in the United States may delay U.S. extradition proceedings against a millionaire drug money launderer arrested in Colombia, allowing him to go free without charges, American officials said here Tuesday. Meanwhile, Colombian police said late Tuesday that they had arrested five suspects in the Friday assassination of presidential candidate Sen. Luis Carlos Galan, whose death had been blamed on cocaine traffickers. Galan had been an outspoken opponent of the drug-trafficking cartels.
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February 26, 1991 | From Reuters
Colombia and the United States signed four agreements Monday to boost trade and improve anti-drug cooperation. The pacts came on the first day of a visit by President Cesar Gaviria. They include an agreement to share judicial evidence to expedite the judging of drug lords in Colombia. They also include a $41-million grant to help the drug fight and a joint effort to control production of chemicals used in cocaine processing.
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February 1, 1987 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
A rampage of murder and intimidation by drug bosses who are some of the world's richest terrorists is raging out of control here. Cocaine kingpins with a long reach, long memories and unlimited resources mock a counterattack by the bleeding Colombian government. There is little to show for a five-year, $70-million U.S. anti-drug program, and open disbelief among beleaguered Colombian officials at the seriousness of the Reagan Administration's commitment to its proclaimed war on drugs.
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February 26, 1991 | From Reuters
Colombia and the United States signed four agreements Monday to boost trade and improve anti-drug cooperation. The pacts came on the first day of a visit by President Cesar Gaviria. They include an agreement to share judicial evidence to expedite the judging of drug lords in Colombia. They also include a $41-million grant to help the drug fight and a joint effort to control production of chemicals used in cocaine processing.
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February 27, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW and STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Attempting to put the best face on the likely loss of a key weapon against Colombian drug kingpins, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh said Tuesday that the United States and Colombia share the "common goal" of seizing major traffickers and bringing them to justice. In 1989 when Colombia began extraditing Colombian drug violators to the United States, Thornburgh hailed the practice. The far more severe sentences meted out here were what the traffickers feared most, he said.
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August 23, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG and DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writers
Red tape in the United States may delay U.S. extradition proceedings against a millionaire drug money launderer arrested in Colombia, allowing him to go free without charges, American officials said here Tuesday. Meanwhile, Colombian police said late Tuesday that they had arrested five suspects in the Friday assassination of presidential candidate Sen. Luis Carlos Galan, whose death had been blamed on cocaine traffickers. Galan had been an outspoken opponent of the drug-trafficking cartels.
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August 20, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
President Bush on Saturday angrily condemned the assassination of the leading Colombian presidential candidate and said "the narco-traffickers who again have robbed Colombia of a courageous leader must be defeated." The President, saluting the decision by Colombian President Virgilio Barco Vargas to reinstate a suspended extradition treaty with the United States, pledged that "the U.S. is ready to coordinate the extradition of these criminals as expeditiously as possible."
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February 1, 1987 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
A rampage of murder and intimidation by drug bosses who are some of the world's richest terrorists is raging out of control here. Cocaine kingpins with a long reach, long memories and unlimited resources mock a counterattack by the bleeding Colombian government. There is little to show for a five-year, $70-million U.S. anti-drug program, and open disbelief among beleaguered Colombian officials at the seriousness of the Reagan Administration's commitment to its proclaimed war on drugs.
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