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U.S. vows to help Afghanistan with narcotics problem

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. efforts in Afghanistan beyond 2014 will work to ensure the country has an effective counter-narcotics policy, a U.S. drug official said.

U.S. law enforcement envoy to visit Myanmar

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said it was sending a law enforcement envoy to Myanmar to review national security and human rights issues with national leaders.
Watchdog slams U.S. Iraqi police training

Watchdog slams U.S. Iraqi police training

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. Iraqi police-training program has no performance measures and risks becoming a "bottomless pit," wasting U.S. taxpayer money, a watchdog group said.

Colombia: Leader in coca and counter-narcotics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- As drug cartel fighting continues to bloody Mexican streets, the United States is increasingly concerned with new solutions to quell the narcotics surge further upstream.
CHELSEA WALLIS, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Panelists: Colombia could help U.S.-Mexico border issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The United States should consider help from Colombia to combat violent and organized crime in Mexico, witnesses told a joint subcommittee of the U.S Congress.
CHELSEA WALLIS, MEDILL NEWS SERVICE, Written for UPI

Venezuela warns ambassador about remarks

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield that his time in Venezuela could be limited, El Universal reported Friday.

U.S. denies Venezuela election meddling

CARACAS, Venezuela, June 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Venezuela denied the Bush administration was encouraging opponents of President Hugo Chavez to boycott the upcoming election.

Venezuela: 'Expel U.S. ambassador' threat

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 10 (UPI) -- As tensions between Venezuela and the Bush administration increase, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias is threatening to expel the U.S. ambassador.

Chavez threatens U.S. ambassador

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. ambassador to Venezuela has been threatened with expulsion by President Hugo Chavez for "provoking" violence among poor people in Caracas.

Venezuela threats to expel U.S. ambassador

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 10 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has threatened to expel the U.S. ambassador for inciting riotous behavior, El Nacional reported Monday.

U.S. OK with Venezuelan arms purchase

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield said he is no longer concerned about the country's purchase of 100,000 assault rifles from Russia.
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