Oct 6, 2011

Drug War Politics: Colombia could help U.S.-Mexico border issues

politiceUPI.com: "The United States should consider help from Colombia to combat violent and organized crime in Mexico, witnesses told a joint committee of the U.S House. Two House committees convened together Tuesday to look at whether U.S. efforts in Mexico are enough to protect the Southwest U.S. border.

Panelists from U.S. departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security touted successes and urged patience but were clear there's a need to outline how they should interact with Mexico. One suggestion: Call on Colombia.

"I am a great fan and admirer of what the Colombian people and their government have accomplished over the last 11 or 12 years," said William Brownfield, assistant secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs."

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