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UN Hears From Central American Countries Under Threat From Drug Trafficking Violence And Dollars

09/24/2011 06:46 pm ET | Updated Nov 24, 2011

Costa Rica and El Salvador, two countries highly affected by drug-related violence in recent years, have urged the United Nations to help fight drug cartels and organized crime, and called on Member States with high numbers of drug consumers to take the lead on the issue.

“Our region has become prey to malevolent geopolitics,” Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Miranda told the General Assembly’s annual general debate on Thursday night.

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