Will Washington treat Colombia's Santos as an ally?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
JUAN MANUEL SANTOS has demonstrated that pro-American, pro-free-market politicians still have life in Latin America. Mr. Santos, who romped to victory in Colombia's presidential runoff on Sunday, has no interest in courting Iran, unlike Brazil's Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva. He has rejected the authoritarian socialism of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. A former journalist with degrees from the University of Kansas...
Documento de EE.UU. implica a militares en desapariciones del Palacio de Justicia
REVISTA DE RADIO. El informe fue entregado al entonces presidente Andrés Pastrana, pero nunca se hizo pública la información. Familiares de las víctimas piden que se tenga en cuenta en el proceso contra el ex general Plazas Vega.
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Un Informe del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos producido en 1998 sería otra de las pruebas que implica a...
Defeating narcoterrorism Colombia's gains are America's, too
By Robert M. Gates and Juan Manuel Santos
The dramatic rescue of 15 hostages this month by Colombia's special forces underscored how far Colombia has progressed - with strong American support - from a nation under siege by narcoterrorists and paramilitary vigilantes to one poised to become a linchpin of security and prosperity in South America.
As we meet this week in Washington to discuss the U.S.-Colombia...
Union Killings Peril Trade Pact With Colombia
Published: April 14, 2008
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Lucy Gómez still shudders when speaking of the murder of her brother, Leonidas, a union leader and bank employee who was beaten and stabbed to death here last month. His murder was part of a recent increase in killings of union members in Colombia, with 17 already this year.
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Partisan Tangle Over Trade Pact With Colombia
Published: April 10, 2008
WASHINGTON — A drive by President Bush to win passage of a modest trade deal with Colombia erupted Wednesday into an angry partisan confrontation between the White House and House Democrats, with both sides using trade as a surrogate for an election-year battle over jobs, national security and the sinking economy.
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, took the White...
“The need for this agreement is too urgent” for delay, President Bush said on Monday in Washington.
Published: April 7, 2008
WASHINGTON — President Bush said on Monday that he was sending a free trade agreement with Colombia to Congress, and called on the lawmakers to ratify it soon, to strengthen America’s national security, its economy and its image among other nations.
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US: Reject Colombia Free Trade Deal
Bogota Fails to Tackle Anti-Union Violence and Impunity
April 6, 2008
Colombia has yet to show concrete results in breaking paramilitaries’ power and holding the killers of trade unionists accountable. If Congress ratifies the FTA now, it’s very unlikely the Uribe government will follow through on its promises to tackle these issues.
José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights WatchThe US Congress should vote against the US-Colombia...
Letter to President Álvaro Uribe
March 25, 2008
We write to express our deep concern about the recent wave of threats, attacks and killings of human rights defenders and trade unionists in connection with the March 6 demonstrations against state and paramilitary human rights violations. We urge you to publicly and immediately adopt effective measures to stop this violence.
Over the course of one week, between March 4 and March 11, four trade...
Letter to US Trade Representative Schwab on Colombia Free Trade Agreement
January 24, 2008
Ambassador Susan C. Schwab
United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20508
Dear Ambassador Schwab,
I am writing to explain why Human Rights Watch opposes ratification of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) at this time and to outline the steps Colombia could take to ease our concerns.
Human Rights Watch does not have a position on free trade agreements per...
Colombia: Show Results on Human Rights before FTA
Letter Urges Bush Administration not to Squander Historic Opportunity
January 24, 2008
The Bush administration should press Colombia’s government to show results on key human rights issues before asking for ratification of a pending trade deal, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the US Trade Representative, Ambassador Susan Schwab, made public today.
The letter, signed by Human Rights Watch’s executive director, Kenneth Roth, includes...
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