Posts Tagged: colombia
Forty years after the war on drugs began the fallout from bad policy has had dire consequences both home and abroad.
President Obama is trying to sell free trade agreements as win-win deals. The problem is that most people will only win dubious prizes.
President Obama is reversing his earlier commitment to a new kind of trade relationship with the world by pushing three ill-conceived FTAs.
Rewarding body count, during wartime or not, is a recipe for mass murder.
A tale of two helicopters.
Despite a legal setback, the State Department says that existing agreements permit the United States to continue its military presence in Colombia.
The United States wants to lease Colombian military bases, but a coalition of activists from the two countries are saying no. And they have the Colombian constitution on their side.
Promise of a collaborative foreign policy and focus on land reforms at home provide a glimmer of hope for new Colombian president Juan Santos's administration.
Since it helps fund and train Colombia's Department of Administrative Security, Washington might be implicated in its scandals.
It looked peaceful on the surface. But as Laura Carlsen reports, the Colombia elections were anything but.