Assessing Narco-Terrorist Threat

A young rebel of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) brandishes his rifle at a guerrilla roadblock in Paujil some 40 kilometers outside of the rebel controlled area in southern Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002. Minutes after the photo was taken the rebel shot Blanca Escandon in both legs. She was returning to her home with her husband and was caught at a rebel roadblock.
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The United States' commitment to fighting Colombian drug lords was underscored this week by the visit to The White House by Colombian President Andres Pastrana.

But CBS News conultant Dr. Pamela Falk, an expert on Latin American issues, says that despite concerns of being dragged into a quagmire, the U.S. must help these governments fight "narco-terrorist" groups and anti-government groups like FARC.
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