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Topic - William R. Brownfield
A State Department official this week compared the war on drugs in Latin America to baseball games, in which the United States is winning in Colombia, leading in Mexico and just coming to bat in Central America, where there are too many umpires.
"In Colombia, we are in the ninth inning," said William R. Brownfield, head of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. "The score is 10-to-1, the Colombian government is winning. The game isn't over yet, but they're already starting to celebrate in the stands."
However, the drug war is just beginning in Central America, and the United States is facing new challenges dealing with seven different governments in that region, he said.