Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Report on Colombia from the Latin America Working Group

New Report: A Compass for Colombia Policy

The next president and Congress must take a new approach to Colombia. U.S. policy must aim to end impunity, increase respect for human rights, and strengthen the rule of law.

The U.S. must change its failed counternarcoctics policy, which has had a devastating toll on small farmers without reducing cocaine production.

Most importantly, the U.S. must stand by the human rights advocates and others who are the driving forces towards a more just and peaceful Colombia.

Here are the links to the LAWG website for the reports on Colombia and U.S. Policy.

See the report in English

See the report in Spanish

See the press release

See Still So Far to Go: Human Rights in Colombia