Puebla Group on the Arrival of US Troops to Colombia (Statement)

The Puebla Group expresses its deep concern at the announcement made by the United States Embassy in Colombia and that country’s Ministry of Defense, on May 27, about the arrival of a brigade of the US Army for “force assistance” to the country, in the first days of June, whose members will settle in various conflict areas, including some located on the border between Colombia and Venezuela (Norte de Santander and Arauca).

This agreement, in addition to being illegal -because it violates the constitutional requirement of prior approval by the Senate of the Republic of Colombia- will contribute to escalation of the conflict experienced by the two governments, increase tension in their border areas, and eventually become on the launch pad of the military offensive that President Trump has announced against Venezuela, thus destabilizing hemispheric security.

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Signed June 1, 2020

  • Celso Amorim
  • Mario Delgado
  • Marco Enriquez-Ominami
  • Camilo Lagos
  • Fernando Lugo
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Esperanza Martinez
  • Carlos Ominami
  • Carol Proner
  • Gabriela Rivadenerira
  • José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
  • Dilma Rousseff
  • Ernest Samper
  • Carlos Sotelo
  • Jorge Taiana
  • Monica Xavier

Source URL: Grupo de Puebla website

Translated by JRE/EF

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