- Sixty-four members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Rice yesterday asking her to encourage the Colombian government to do more to protect threatened human-rights defenders. Many, many thanks to those who contacted their members of Congress asking them to sign the letter. The letter’s text, complete with signatures, is available as a PDF file.
- Frank Bajak of the Associated Press has a good investigative piece about Juan Manuel Campo, a Conservative Party boss and strong Uribe supporter. It turns out that Campo heads an UrabÃ¡ fruit-producing company, a supplier to Del Monte in the United States, that grows much of its crops on lands stolen from their rightful owners by paramilitary groups.
- Journalist Sam Logan has put together a detailed report (PDF) on the FARC guerrillas’ activities in Colombia’s border zones and Mexico. The maps alone are worth a look.