• US officials are raising alarm over Colombia's cocaine boom, but they may be 'missing most of the picture'

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    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    Cocaine production is up 134% in Colombia.
    US officials have criticized the Colombian government for its response to that increase.
    But alienating Colombia could undermine relations with other countries in the region.
    US officials in Congress and the White House over the past week have expressed deep concern about developments in Colombia, where efforts to demobilize the country's oldest rebel group are proceeding alongside a boom in cocaine production.
    On Tuesday, during a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and...
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