“Looking ahead, I do think we should begin by passing the Colombia and Panama agreements,” Mrs. Barshefsky, who held the rank of ambassador, told the Senate Finance Committee in a hearing last week.
“To repudiate [the Colombia agreement] at this juncture would do nothing to strengthen labor rights in Colombia.”
Mr. Hamilton and Mr. McLarty signed an open letter to Congress, declaring the Colombia agreement to be in “our vital national security and economic interests.”
They also reminded Democratic leaders that Plan Colombia, a $5 billion aid package to help the country fight narco-terrorism, was approved during the Clinton administration.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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