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A Final Word from Columbia

“A recent attack by FARC on our capital and the presidential palace unfortunately undermines all peace deals that the Colombian Government and FARC have been attempting to achieve. It is clear that FARC cannot yet be trusted to complete peace deals. It is with my deepest regret that I announce this, but please be assured that the Colombian Government will not rest until our brave soldiers have been avenged.”» >

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“Crack”down from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration The DEA, part of the U.S.

Department of Justice, has now responded to the escalating situation in Colombia by announcing the launch of a massive attack on cocaine trafficking. Chuck Rosenberg, the Acting Administrator of the DEA, told us his intentions in an interview earlier today: “The Farc militias should not have access to resources, as they contribute – among other groups – to destroying Colombia and inhibiting Democracy.

It is in everyone’s interest that we, the American government, intervene to help liberate the Colombian people from this internal violence.” New measures are now being taken to stop cocaine from crossing Colombian borders, including restrictions on imports of other products such as Coffee and refined petroleum, as it has been recently reported that the same trade routes and facilities are used to export drugs to America.» >

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Relations with Colombia and China have deteriorated.

La Republica Update on Chinese-Colombian relations:

Following upon the bombing of an oil tank in the Venezuela Gulf, the Chinese government has now responded, making it clear that they will not further invest in any Colombian industry or trade until peace is reached in the country. “Our workers and assets need to stay protected from Colombian internal affairs”, complains the Chinese.

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Colombia trying to resc-EU international relations

 

The Colombianos can report that the Colombian government are ‘looking forward to the trade talks with the European Union in the future’ in light of recent troubles with China.

The European Commisioner for Trade has stated:

“The European Union will continue existing bilateral trade relations with the Colombian government in spite of recent political instabilty, indefinitely. So long as standards and regulations regarding traded goods to the EU are maintained, the EU sees no reason for immidiate policy change.”

The Colombian Government hope to assure the public that they have good relations around the world in these difficult times.» >

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Breaking News: Chinese Angered once more after Oil Tanker Attack

Article from The Economist:

Chinese angered once more after oil tanker attack

THE recent bomb attack on an oil tanker in the Venezuela Gulf could have much more serious consequences for the Colombian economy than anticipated. The tanker happens to be owned by the Chinese government, which also owns oil fields in several parts of Colombia.

The Chinese seem to have been lenient on Colombia after the last bomb attack – although initially thought to be a FARC attack, Los Rastrojos, the paramilitary right wing group, has claimed responsibility for this.» >

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Chinese workers pouring into Colombia

It appears that the continued relation between China and Colombia, as leaked in a Chinese News Report in ‘The Daily Star’, is already taking massive effect.

A recent report in the Guardian;

Chinese workers pouring into Colombia

As I walked past the worker residential area on my way to an interview with the CEO of Sinopec, the Chinese oil company drilling in the North of Colombia, I noticed a peculiar phenomenon.» >

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Who will benefit from the new deal between China and Colombia?

An article in The Economist has reported that:

The Chinese Government’s decision to continue investing into Colombian oil despite the recent murder of several Chinese workers in a bomb attack has proved beneficial for the Colombian Peso within minutes of the released news. The Peso has skyrocketed to the equivalent of US$0.01 (from US$0.00034 just before the attack, and US$0.00021 right after the event), encouraging continued investments from foreign companies. If the Colombian government plays its cards right, they might just be able to boost their trade relationship not only with the Chinese but with other countries hungry for natural resources.» >

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