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    Obama Undercuts America's Relationship With Colombia

    Free trade has been receiving a bad rap lately. Barack Obama’s campaign has come out in full force against free trade. In addition to clumsily saying he would unilaterally renegotiate NAFTA (much to the chagrin of Canada and Mexico), during the third presidential debate Obama voiced opposition to the Colombian … More

    Defending Our Allies

    Lost in last Wednesday’s presidential debate was a major slander made by Barack Obama against one of our best allies in the United States. Obama asserted: “The history in Colombia right now is that labor leaders have been targeted for assassination, on a fairly consistent basis, and there have not … More

    What About Latin America?

    After two Presidential debates it’s becomingly increasingly clear there will be little discussion of U.S.-Latin American relations in the final month. How will the next President handle President Hugo Chavez, the deteriorating U.S. – Venezuelan relationship, and growing ties with Russia and Iran? What about Russian warships headed to the … More

    Morning Bell: A Trade Free Zone

    Barack Obama has frequently called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “a bad deal.” During one Democratic primary debate, Obama even said he would unilaterally “use the hammer of a potential opt-out” to “renegotiate” the entire treaty. But after he secured the nomination, Obama changed his tune, admitting that … More

    Civil Society Under Siege in the Andes

    Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez faces an election on November 23, and he’s wasting no time in further undermining civil society and consolidating his power. Jaime Daremblum of the Hudson Institute reports: On July 22, the Venezuelan president arrived in Moscow to finalize a number of bilateral energy and military agreements, … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    United States secretary of defense Robert Gates and Colombia minister of defense Juan Manuel Santos write in The New York Times today: The dramatic rescue of 15 hostages this month by Colombia’s special forces underscored how far Colombia has progressed — with the strong support of the United States — … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Time is running for Congress to pass the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Reuters reports: Republicans pressured U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to set a vote on a free trade pact with Colombia, which they said would die if Congress does not approve it this year. “If … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Despite the fact that the Colombia military just freed three American hostages from the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia), liberals here in America are still refusing to pass, or even give a single hearing to, the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Today, The Washington Post reports on … More

    Hostages Freed in Colombia

    Last week, the world witnessed a stunning example of the success of Plan Colombia when 15 men and women were rescued after years as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). The full details of the rescue as explained by The New York Times and other news sources … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A front page Washington Post story today details how integral U.S. cooperation was to Colombia military efforts to free hostages held by the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). For more than 596 days the Colombian government has been waiting for the Congress to approve a Free … More