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Rubio Statement on Colombia

May 11, 2017 | Press Releases

“The United States and Colombia have built the best security partnership in Latin America. I continue to support U.S. aid for the Colombian military and law enforcement as they go after narcoterrorists and other threats to their security. As I have always said, the Santos government’s agreement with the FARC is an internal matter and remains entirely up to the Colombian people and their democratically-elected government. However, no U.S. funds will be used to compensate the FARC, they must remain designated as a terrorist group, they must compensate the victims of their crimes, and FARC commander Simon Trinidad should serve his full sentence in federal prison.”