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Colombia: Issues for Congress [Updated August 7, 2009]   [open pdf - 353KB]

From the Summary: "Concerns in the 111th Congress regarding Colombia continue those of prior sessions: funding levels and U.S. policy regarding Plan Colombia, trade and human rights. The FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 110-161) raised the level of U.S. funding provided for economic and social aid closer to that provided for security-related programs. Aid for Colombia appropriated in the FY2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (P.L. 111-8) reflected the same balance and a slight increase in amount over the prior year. In July 2008, both the House and Senate passed resolutions expressing gratitude to the Colombian government for successfully rescuing the three U.S. hostages being held by the FARC (H.Con.Res. 389/S.Res. 627). While acknowledging the progress that the Uribe government has made in improving security conditions in Colombia, some Members of Congress have expressed concerns about labor activist killings and the para-political scandal. These issues received increased attention when President Obama met with President Uribe in June 2009 in Washington and discussed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RL32250
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2009-08-07
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