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Wed May 22, 2019, 03:46 AM

US Senator: Colombia's government should denounce smear campaign against NYT journalist

Source: Colombia Reports

by Jake Kincaid May 21, 2019

A senior US senator on Monday demanded that Colombiaís government either request proof or condemn a smear campaign that spurred the New York Timesí bureau chief to abandon the South American country.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) demanded on twitter that the administration of President Ivan Duque demands proof of far-right Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal of the ruling Democratic Center party to support her claim that journalist Nick Casey was bribed or condemn the unsubstantiated claim.

The Democratic Senator additionally said that itís the governmentís responsibility to defend the freedom of press.

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/us-senator-colombias-government-should-denounce-smear-campaign-against-nyt-journalist/

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