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2006-04-28 14:39:52

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

2006-04-17 19:24:47

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.

2006-03-27 08:25:00

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.

2006-03-18 14:03:57

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.

2006-03-13 18:35:00

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.

2006-03-11 15:25:00

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.

2006-03-11 14:50:00

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.

2006-03-11 14:15:00

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.

2006-03-08 20:58:33

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.

2006-03-08 19:23:04

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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