by Brenda Humphrey
President Bush’s stopover in Cartagena, Colombia, on Nov. 21 to make brief remarks came on the heels of my departure. The tropical backdrop where Bush praised Plan Colombia and President Alvaro Uribe was in sharp contrast to the ravaged Colombia I saw, except for his talking points.
To many Colombians, this plan is one of war and death through which Uribe has militarized the country and, through the close relationship between military and paramilitary, terrorized thousands and helped displace millions. I heard from displaced families over and over again who would not hail Uribe or Plan Colombia. Yet Bush declared that he will ask Congress for renewal.
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