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Colombia: Congressional Delegation and Release of Hostages

Adam Isaacson of Plan Colombia and Beyond is returning from Bogotá, where he accompanied a delegation of U.S. lawmakers that visited Colombia. He provides some thoughts on the visit.


  • The Chavez-FARC connection is a non-issue. Long before Chavez made his request that others not refer to FARC as terrorists, but as a political group, the Colombian government and its imaginative press were cranking out stories that Chavez was a FARC-lover. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    Plus, the only reason ANYONE is calling the FARC terrorists is that the US categorized them as such in 2002 but few know it was for the most non-terrorist of reasons.

    More on this in my blog post response to a Washington Post editorial this week about Chavez and the FARC and what the real point of this “you are a terrorist lover” gamesmanship is..

  • “The Chavez-FARC connection is a non-issue…”

    Gee, ya think?????

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