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U.S. official cites progress, in Colombia

A top State Department official hailed on Thursday U.S. counterdrug efforts in Colombia but acknowledged narcotraffickers are trying to offset coca eradication activities through rapid replanting. Anne Patterson, who heads the State Department’s counternarctoics bureau, said the United States is battling drug trafficking worldwide but “nowhere has progress been more pronounced than in Colombia.’’ Full Story

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