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Latest figures on Colombian coca production ... editorial comment
22-April-2006, United States, Houston Chronicle

In recent years the United States has given more than $4 billion in aid to Colombia. Most of it was spent on Plan Colombia, intended to cut coca plant production in half over six years, thus reducing the illegal supply of cocaine. The latest ...

Bush budget faulted in drug-war setback editorial comment
07-March-2006, United States, The Washington Times

A Bush administration decision to divert money for Colombian drug interdiction and eradication programs to the war on terrorism has opened up the southern U.S. border to a new flood of heroin and cocaine, say senior congressional and Colombian ...

US War on Drugs: elusive victory, disputed ... editorial comment
07-March-2006, United States, Reuters

Despite three decades of upbeat reports on battles won in the war on drugs, cocaine, heroin and marijuana are as easily available as ever and experts say the United States has yet to develop a strategy that works. Just as in previous years, the ...

Your Sweetie's Rose, Thanks to the War on Drugs editorial comment
12-February-2006, United States, ABC News

As you give your sweetie roses this Valentine's Day, did you know you're also buying into a program with roots in America's war on drugs? Americans will buy almost 200 million roses for Valentine's Day, and almost all of them will come from South ...

Critics say U.S. war on drugs in Colombia failing editorial comment
02-February-2006, Colombia, Chicago Tribune

Six years after the U.S. initiated an anti-narcotics program in Colombia, American policymakers and experts are at odds over whether the effort has significantly reduced the supply of cocaine reaching U.S. shores. Since 2000, the U.S. has poured ...

Narcs nab drug-smuggling puppies editorial comment
01-February-2006, United States, CNN

A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday. ...

Colombia suspends anti-drug fumigation editorial comment
17-January-2006, Colombia, United Press International

Despite U.S. efforts to eradicate cocaine production in Latin America, Colombia is suspending aerial fumigation along its border with Ecuador. The decision will concern the Bush administration, which has used Colombia as its primary state in its ...

Wishing Drug-Warrior Thinking editorial comment
01-December-2005, United States, The National Review

you had received a dollar every time a U.S. government official announced that victory was near at hand in the war on drugs, you would be a rich person. The latest "turning point" proclamation came on November 16 when the White House Office of ...

The war on Colombia's cocaine industry editorial comment
18-October-2005, Colombia, BBC News

Plan Colombia - the $3bn (1.7bn) US effort to hit cocaine at its source - has become embroiled in the country's 40-year armed conflict. The BBC's Paul Kenyon travels with the Junglas, an elite anti-narcotics unit, as they comb the Colombian ...

Colombia helps Afghanistan wage drug war editorial comment
26-August-2005, Afghanistan, The Washington Times

Colombia and Afghanistan are becoming counterdrug allies. Colombia has begun exporting counternarcotics know-how to Afghanistan in a bid to stem that country's record heroin production, which, in turn, bankrolls al Qaeda. Much of the ...

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