A Conversation with Álvaro Uribe Vélez

Speaker: Alvaro Uribe Vélez
Presider: Sergio J. Galvis

Listen to Álvaro Uribe Vélez, president of Colombia, speak about his administration's achievements and the challenges facing Colombia.

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Why Colombia?

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Washington Independent

Colombia’s role in the War on Drugs and its potential as a free trade partner makes it a lucrative part of John McCain’s foreign policy, writes Julia Sweig.   

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Medellin Wonders What Pelosi, Sweeney are Smoking

Author: Amity Shlaes

To most U.S. citizens Medellin is code for all that is wrong with Latin America - the lawlessness, the drugs, the delusion that a network of thugs substitutes for a real economy. Congress feels about the same way- the approval of a bilateral free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia is in doubt. Amity Shlaes writes that a recent trip to this city found a powerful turnaround that argues not only for endorsing the FTA, but also taking a second look at the region.

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