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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 03:27 AM

Santos heralds ‘near unanimous’ bipartisan support in US for Colombia peace talks

Source: Colombia Reports

Santos heralds ‘near unanimous’ bipartisan support in US for Colombia peace talks
posted by Taran Volckhausen
Dec 4, 2013

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday praised the “near unanimous” support he received Tuesday from both Democratic and Republican party leaders for ongoing peace talks with rebel group FARC.

President Juan Manuel Santos met with US President Barack Obama where the North American president offered “complete” support for the peace process.

While in Washington, Santos also met with Democratic and Republican party leaders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), who, according to Santos, offered support for the peace process.

Santos argued that United States’ Plan Colombia, referring to US legislation aimed at curbing drug trafficking and the left wing rebel insurgency in Colombia, has been “possibly the most successful bipartisan initiative in recent times.”

Plan Colombia has been criticized by human rights group Amnesty International.






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