Colombia Deal Puts Reputation on the Line

Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister Jaime Bermudez's depiction of Colombia as a peaceful country looking for "legitimate" investment conveniently and disgracefully overlooks the daily atrocities, the "false positives", the "para-politica" scandals and the "social cleansing" perpetrated by the Colombian regime and its paramilitary allies in which his government has been shown to be illegitimate in every sense (RE: "Canada an Unconditional Partner for Colombian Development," April 29).

Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

Colombian Foreign Affairs Minister Jaime Bermudez's depiction of Colombia as a peaceful country looking for "legitimate" investment conveniently and disgracefully overlooks the daily atrocities, the "false positives", the "para-politica" scandals and the "social cleansing" perpetrated by the Colombian regime and its paramilitary allies in which his government has been shown to be illegitimate in every sense (RE: "Canada an Unconditional Partner for Colombian Development," April 29). It is also for these scandals that the UK has recently diverted its aid away from the Colombian military, the perpetrator of numerous atrocities with impunity.

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