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U.S. aid implicated in abuses of power in Colombia | The Washington Post

The Obama administration often cites Colombia’s thriving democracy as proof that U.S. assistance, know-how and commitment can turn around a potentially failed state under terrorist siege. The country’s U.S.-funded counterinsurgency campaign against a Marxist rebel group — and the civilian and military coordination behind it — are viewed as so successful that it has become a model for strategy in ...

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Obama’s Long Overdue Relationship With Latin America | Council on Hemispheric Affairs

With high hopes, foreign leaders abroad have waited in anticipation for the “new alliance” that Obama articulated. However, after two years in office, the best to come out of Washington is flawed and minimalist diplomacy. Such listless policies at best retread old territory and at worst prevent US and Latin American leaders from progressing in their search for inspired leadership. ...

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Colombia to propose ‘general disarmament’ at Security Council | Colombia Reports

Colombia, who took a seat on the U.N. Security Council on January 1, said Sunday it will promote its “historical position of general and complete disarmament.” In an interview with newspaper El Tiempo, Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said Colombia’s aim is “to stop any military nuclear threat, wherever it comes from.” Read more here: Colombia to propose ‘general disarmament’ ...

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FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis

Antiwar activists are gearing up for protests outside FBI offices in cities across the country today and Tuesday after the FBI raided eight homes and offices of antiwar activists in Chicago and Minneapolis Friday. The FBI’s search warrants indicate agents were looking for connections between local antiwar activists and groups in Colombia and the Middle East. We speak to the ...

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Chavez Rejects Obama’s New US Ambassador

Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has said he will meet with his Colombian counterpart on Tuesday to try to end a diplomatic rift between the two countries. Juan Manuel Santos was inaugurated as the Colombian president on Saturday and immediately offered to talk with Chavez in hopes of mending Colombian-Venezuelan ties. via Chavez agrees to meet Santos – Americas – ...

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