Senate Urges Secretary Rice to Refrain from Certifying Military Aid to Colombia

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"We are writing to ask you to refrain from certifying that the Colombian government meets the human rights conditions included in the foreign operations appropriations act until further progress is demonstrated. The U.S. law requiring certification is vital. In appropriating funds to the Colombian military, we have a responsibility to ensure that the Colombian government upholds the rule of law and will hold those accountable when abuses occur." Read the full letter (PDF).