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Dominicans mull shooting drug-laden boats, planes

Legislators are debating a proposal that would let Dominican authorities shoot at drug-laden planes and boats that refuse to land or dock when ordered, despite threats from the U.S. to suspend anti-drug efforts if the law is approved. The proposal received preliminary approval late last year and senators are expected to debate it by year’s end. Congress leader Julio Cesar Valentin urged lawmakers to approve the law and accused the United States – whose forces fire on suspected drug boats and flights – of “meddling” when it sent letters warning them of the consequences. Full Story

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