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Trump maintains US emergency over Colombia drug traffickers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


US President Donald Trump is maintaining a national emergency over the “extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy” posed by drug traffickers from Colombia.

The emergency status allows the US government to free up funds to protect threatened interests from actors that “cause an extreme level of violence, corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad,” the White House announced Monday.

Source: Colombia Reports