US Calls for Closer Anti-Drug Work with Bolivia

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The director of the U.S. Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) office in Bolivia has called for the two countries to work together in the fight against drugs.

NAS director Sandy Robinson said that the U.S. and Bolivia “must unite to fight this common enemy,” reports Bolivian newspaper La Razon.

Robinson made the remarks at a ceremony in Cochabamba, central Bolivia, held to mark the anniversary of the founding of an anti-narcotics training school in the state. Escuela Garras del Valor (Claws of Bravery School) was created on May, 1987, with U.S. cooperation, and has trained over 6,000 students.

In September 2008 President Evo Morales expelled the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from Bolivia, but NAS has maintained a presence in the country.

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