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Monday, August 1, 2011

Colombia in the US News l Colombia en la Prensa Estadounidense

CNN reported on the decision by the Colombian Constitutional Court that gave the Congress a two year deadline to legislate in favor of same sex marriage. LGBT activist around the country celebrated the Courts’ decision. The Washington Times reported that it is very unlikely that the three pending trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea, will pass anytime soon due to the debt ceiling crisis. Voice of America reported that the former Minister of Agriculture, Andrés Felipe Arias has been jailed due to corruption charges during his tenure as Minister for the Uribe administration. Fox News reported on the attack launched by the guerrilla of the FARC against the municipalities of Toribio and Caloto in the department of Cauca.
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CNN reportó sobre la decisión de la Corte Constitucional de Colombia de darle un plazo máximo de dos años al Congreso para que legisle sobre matrimonio de parejas del mismo sexo. Activistas de la comunidad LGTB de Colombia celebraron la decisión de la Corte. El Washington Times reportó sobre la improbabilidad que los tratados de libre comercio con Colombia, Panamá y Corea avancen en un futuro cercano. Esto como consequencia de la crisis producto de la discusión sobre el tope de la deuda en los Estados Unidos. La Voz de América reportó que el ex-ministro de agricultura Andrés Felipe Arias fue enviado a prisión a raíz del escándalo de corrupción durante su gestión en la era Uribe. Fox News reportó sobre el ataque de las FARC a las poblaciones de Caloto y Toribio, en el departamento del Cauca.

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