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· August, 2005

Stories about Colombia from August, 2005

Colombia: Alberto Gonzales, meet

Plan Colombia and Beyond has the untold story of the “Gordo Lindo” while U.S. Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales was in Bogotá last week.

Colombia: Rep. McGovern: The U.S. should change course

Plan Colombia and Beyond offers an English translation of Representative McGovern's opinion piece in Colombia's daily, El Tiempo last Sunday.

Ecuador: Against Recruiting of Mercenaries

The Ecuadorean government has expressed reservations about the recruitment of mercenary soldiers out of the port city of Manta. Concern rose over this job posting offering ex-Colombian soldiers as private...

Colombia: Why mycoherbicides are still a stupid idea

Plan Colombia and Beyond makes its case against the spraying of spores and fungi over Colombia’s coca-growing zones. With links to data about health and environmental impacts.

Colombia: Profile of Cali

John Guzman of Logtar's Blog writes about his hometown of Cali, Colombia.

Colombia: Visiting Colombia

At the five year anniversary of Plan Colombia, Boz has some excellent and optimistic observations about his latest trip to Colombia/a>.

Colombia: 20 New Female Politicians

Jeanette Jalil, writing from Chile, has the story of 20 women elected to official posts in Bogota, Colombia after being interviewed by the mayor in what she says was a...

Colombia: Various Notes

Juanson World has a good compilation of sources and reflections on Colombia.

Colombia: Putumayo, 5 years later

Plan Colombia and Beyond takes a look at the Putomayo region of Colombia five years after the implementation of Plan Colombia and concludes, “the lesson of Putumayo should be that...

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