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US keeps vow on $450 million aid for Colombia

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Peace Colombia—the huge US aid package to help implement Colombia’s peace treaty with the FARC—will be fully funded this year, according to the details of the major budget compromise reached by Congress Sunday night.

This is a surprising and huge boost for efforts to make the peace treaty work, despite its early difficulties in getting momentum. Early signals from the new Trump administration had suggested big cuts might be coming, but the deal reached in Congress fully authorized the funding for Colombia that had been proposed by former Pres. Barack Obama.

Source: Colombia Reports