Last week, Republican officials from Florida called upon the Biden administration to keep the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the U.S. State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Reports emerged that FARC...
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, joined a dozen senators in calling on President Joe Biden to do more to help that South American nation which is currently facing strikes and blockades over economic and human right issues. More than 70 people have been killed in Colombia during the protests.
Over in the U.S. Senate, Florida’s two senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are working with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on the resolution “reaffirming the United States’ commitment to Colombia." Rubio praised that nation as “America’s strongest ally in the Western Hemisphere.”
More than 20 protesters in Colombia have been killed by the police.
Salazar said she would use the post to advance freedom around the globe.
The governor’s office outlined the achievements in areas Nuñez oversees.
Both Rubio and Scott believe Colombia, as one of the most proactive nations countering narco-trafficking in the Western Hemisphere, should be certified as a major partner in the fight against illicit drugs.
Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle continue to focus on Venezuela as chaos continues to engulf that South American nation.