After capturing top drug lord Diego Montoya, Colombia’s government called on U.S. Democrats to rethink their “irrational” resistance to funding the Andean country’s anti-narcotics efforts. Democrats who control Congress have questioned the results of Washington’s multi-billion dollar aid package for Colombia, which since 2000 has aimed to slash cocaine shipments mainly by fumigating coca crops. Colombia is the world’s top cocaine producer, but its government delivered a blow against the country’s biggest drugs cartel Sept. 10 by arresting its Montoya, one of the FBI’s most sought after fugitives. (Reuters)

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