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Mathea Falco

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President, Drug Strategies.

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COLOMBIAN (WHITE) POWDER KEG: U.S. Aid to Colombia

with Paul Boeker, Mathea Falco, Doug Osevia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, August 17, 2000

It is estimated that Colombia produces 90 percent of the cocaine and 65 percent of the heroin consumed in the United States. In July of 2000, with bipartisan support, President Clinton signed a $1.3 billion aid package for Colombia to help that country with its war on drugs. The package includes providing the Colombian Army with military helicopters and U.S. military advisors. Will the aid package succeed in stemming the flow of drugs from Colombia, or will it entangle the United States in Colombia's bloody civil war? Will American soldiers lose their lives fighting the drug war in Colombia? Is this a necessary escalation of our own war on drugs or a bad idea?