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    Rice Brings Ten Democratic
    Legislators to Colombia
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
    arrived in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday
    with a group of ten US legislators—all
    Democrats—in an effort to build support
    for the Bush administration's contentious
    free trade pact and security policies. The
    goal of the trip is to demonstrate how
    important trade is to Colombia's econo-
    my, the State Department said in a press
    briefing this week. Rice and the legislators
    are scheduled to meet today with trade
    unionists, business leaders, local elected
    officials, and demobilized combatants.
    They are also scheduled to meet with
    Colombia's attorney
    general and
    President Alvaro Uribe. The US lawmak-
    ers include Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who
    chairs the House Western Hemisphere
    subcommittee. The Bush administration
    has put a lot of political capital into the
    pending free trade deal with Colombia in
    hopes its passage will help revive its sag-
    ging image in Latin America.

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    by hannah on Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 04:45:20 AM PDT

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