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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 14, 2008

Just the Facts: Charting Colombia's Progress
Congress Should Show Support For Colombia's Important Advances To Combat Violence And Instability By Approving U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

"Colombia is one of our strongest allies in the Western Hemisphere. They are led by a very strong and courageous leader, President Uribe. He's taken courageous stands to defend our shared democratic values. He has been a strong and capable partner in fighting drugs and crime and terror. And he's delivering results. The Colombian government reports that since 2002, kidnappings, terrorist attacks, and murders are all down substantially, as is violence against union members."

– President George W. Bush, 4/7/08


Colombia's Government Has Made Substantial Progress Reducing The Level Of Violence

Dramatic improvement in Colombia's secruity


Homicides of Trade Unionists in Colombia


Persons Enrolled in Protection Program


Extraditions to the United States


Mayors Exercising Office Outside of Municipality


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