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Steven Dudley reports that despite U.S. efforts to provide Colombia with the means to eradicate the drug trade, the production and trafficking of cocaine and heroin continues to flourish. The right-wing paramilitary unit called AUC has fractured into groups that serve to fight the leftist guerilla insurrection, but also protect drug labs and exact a "drug tax" from farmers and cartels to finance its military units.

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