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US opposition to Colombian peace process

Monday, December 12, 2016

Two prominent US senators have threatened to block the proposed $450 million US aid package to Colombia if outgoing President Barack Obama pardons a leader of the Marxist FARC group, which signed peace last month.

In a letter to the president dated Thursday, Republican Senators Marco Rubio (Florida) and Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) wrote that they believe the Colombian government asked Obama to release “Simon Trinidad,” who is serving a 60-year sentence at a maximum security prison for conspiracy.

Source: Colombia Reports