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Increasing confrontation: Disagreement between Hillary and Obama on Mexico-Colombia war on drugs.

The smiles are not longer there.

Rodham Clinton sees similarities between the drug violence now

afflicting Mexico and Colombia’s narco-war of the 1980s.

President Obama, not so much.

“You can’t compare what is happening in Mexico with what

happened in Colombia,” Obama told a Spanish-language newspaper in

remarks published on its Web site on Thursday.

Obama’s remarks in La Opinion appeared at odds with

Clinton’s comments a day earlier that the situation in Mexico is

“looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago,” with

drug traffickers controlling “parts of the country.”

“In Colombia, it got to the point where. . . more than a

third of the country – nearly 40 percent of the country at one

time or another – was controlled by the insurgents, by FARC,”

Clinton said, referring to the Colombian revolutionary group.

The two sets of comments seemed to reflect a rare

disagreement between Obama and Clinton, former political rivals

who have gone to great lengths to emphasize their unity and

growing friendship over the past year and a half.

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