President Obama’s monetary support of the Colombian peace process is a good first step, but sustained political pressure and economic revitalization in post-conflict areas will ultimately be needed to achieve a lasting peace.
A promising peace accord in Colombia and the imminent collapse of the regime in Venezuela represent historic opportunities to transform these countries and invigorate the Andean region as a whole.
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US Customs and Border Patrol must do more to find corrupt border patrol agents and fire them, and Congress should empower it to do so if the union resists.
Normal diplomatic ties should be reserved for a Venezuelan government that welcomes constructive ties with the United States, respects our common values and protects our mutual security.
US action is critical if Latin America is going to impose the rule of law against the criminal syndicates that threaten so many of its institutions.
We now know that a serious threat to US security is the price being paid for a snapshot of Obama with a sunny gulag in the background.
Progress in the Americas—including supporting the new democratic majority in Venezuela, advancing essential freedoms in Cuba, and promoting prosperity throughout the region—demands much more active and ambitious US leadership.
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