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By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - The United States will give three additional planes to Colombia this year to help its fleet of 21 aircraft already spraying defoliants on plants used to make cocaine, a top U.S. official said on Monday.
At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants.
By Sue Pleming HONOLULU (Reuters) - A Bolivian guitar decorated with coca leaves in Chile, holding hands with Elmo in Indonesia and a snapshot with "Thorpedo," Australia's swimming sensation. It wasn't the average trip for U.S.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, a coca farmer who has called himself a nightmare for Washington, has invited U.S. President George W. Bush to visit the country, a Bolivian official said on Monday.
Bolivia's new president, Evo Morales, discussed his country's fight against illegal drugs on Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and then gave her a guitar decorated with coca leaves.
Condoleezza Rice knew coca would top the agenda in her meeting with Bolivia's new president, but she likely wasn't expecting to get the real thing.
New Bolivian President Evo Morales, who has called himself a nightmare for Washington, put aside public differences with the United States on Saturday and held his first meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday economic issues would dominate a weekend meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first high-level talks between the leftist and Washington.
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - In the first sign of high-level dialogue between socialist Bolivia and the United States, Bolivia's President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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