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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Colombia in the US News l Colombia en la Prensa Estadounidense

The Huffington Post reported on the international delegation that went to the Macarena in the department of Meta, Colombia, to hear from hundreds of victims across the region about human rights abuses such as extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances and to visit the mass grave site beside the military base. The New York Times reported on the extradition of three drug bosses to the United States by the Venezuelan government, including the Colombian drug boss of the Valle Cartel Carlos Renteria. The USG’s decision to deny well known Colombian human rights journalist Hollman Morris a visa was reported by Aljazeera. The decision was reversed by the State Department as reported by the Boston Globe. Bloomberg, reported on the appointment of Rodrigo Rivera as the new Minister of Defense in the new Santos administration. Rivera affirmed that under his term as Minister he would continue to consolidate the gains of the democratic security policy.

El Huffington Post reportó sobre la delegación internacional que asistió a la audiencia pública realizada en la Macarena departamento del Meta, a la que asistieron cientos de víctimas de violaciones de derechos humanos, como ejecuciones extrajudiciales y desapariciones forzadas. La delegación también visitó la fosa común junto a la base militar. El New York Times reportó sobre la extradición desde Venezuela de tres narcotraficantes a los Estados Unidos, uno de ellos es presuntamente el jefe del Cartel del Valle Carlos Renteria.La decisión del gobierno de los Estados Unidos de negarle la visa al reconocido periodista Hollman Morris fue objeto de un artículo por Aljazeera. La decisión fue revisada por el Departamento de Estado según el Boston Globe. Finalmente Bloomberg reportó sobre el nombramiento de Rodrigo Rivera como el nuevo Ministro de Defensa bajo la nueva administración. Según la publicación Rivera afirmó que bajo su mandato como Ministro continuará la consolidación de los logros obtenidos por la política de seguridad democrática.


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