Freedom of Expression (video) Lessons for Afghanistan?
Apr 042009

Colombians are picking up on any detail that might indicate that the Obama administration is de-emphasizing the bilateral relationship. From the new La Silla Vacía website:

A curious bit of information that went unnoticed at the Inter-American Development Bank summit in Medellín was President Uribe’s [March 29] speech. Before investors, 47 governors from the IDB member countries, and some government representatives, including the president of the People’s Bank of China and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Colombian leader chose to speak about local issues like Families in Action [an economic subsidy program] and successes against the FARC. After a few minutes, some of the meeting’s organizers observed with alarm that Timothy Geithner, the U.S. treasury secretary, chose to disconnect himself from the simultaneous translation feed.

4 Responses to “Booo-ring”

  1. Camilla Says:

    Uribe’s speech, if you heard it, was long, and it was at the end of a long program that ended at 8. I don’t think Geithner’s inattention meant anything. Geithner said the right (read: Pro-Colombian)things in his own speech.

  2. Marcos Says:

    Pedir algo de razón o coherencia aquí es perder el tiempo, Camilla.

    Si hay algo cada vez más aburrido es este sitio.

  3. Jaime Bustos Says:

    Hey Adam, maybe you fell short of “o”s. He’s is not booring. His speeches are BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRING! :mrgreen:

  4. Julián Ortega Martínez Says:

    Mr Isacson, the direct link to the article is (just in case, the article will be hard to find in 2 or 3 weeks).

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