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Plan Colombia Divides Europe and US

US President George W Bush intends to continue fighting the 'war on drugs' in Colombia with undiminished vigour - despite objections from the European Union.The US has invested 1.3 billion dollars in Plan Colombia, a controversial project that aims to bring an end to Colombia's 36-year-long civil war - and the country's thriving cocaine trade. But the European Union is refusing to take part: it feels the Colombian people will gain little from the US plan. Most of all, America's war on drugs is interfering with European peace initiatives in Colombia.

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