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The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary of State Peter F. Romero, is responsible for managing and promoting U.S. interests in the region by supporting democracy, trade, and sustainable economic development, and fostering cooperation on issues such as drug trafficking and crime, poverty reduction, and environmental protection.


Issues in the News
U.S. Support for Plan Colombia
Summit of the Americas 2001
Chile Declassification Project: Final Release

Annual Reports
1999 Human Rights Report
1999 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

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