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The State Department reacted to a Mexican protest over provisions of the new U.S. anti-narcotics law by calling for more discussions between the Mexican government and the U.S. Congress about Mexican efforts to combat drug smuggling. Mexico was angered by a provision saying that President Reagan should consider imposing sanctions against Mexico if substantial progress is not made on controlling drug trafficking. That, a protest note said, indicates an “unfriendly attitude toward Mexico.” State Department spokesman Charles Redman said the Administration does not support the offending sections of the legislation and suggested there is a need for a greater exchange of information.


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