Obama proposes aid to reintegrate FARC rebels back to Colombia society

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The White House is proposing nearly half a million dollars a year to help rebuild the South American country of Colombia, after more than 50 years of conflict.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos just wrapped up a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports from outside the White House in the U.S. capital of Washington.

Obama proposes aid to reintegrate FARC rebels back to Colombia society

The White House is proposing nearly half a million dollars a year to help rebuild the South American country of Colombia, after more than 50 years of conflict. Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos just wrapped up a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. CCTV America's Jessica Stone reports from outside the White House in the U.S. capital of Washington. The offering is well over the 300 million dollars that Colombia got from the U.S. last year, and the idea may face opposition in Congress. Nevertheless, the U.S. is a long-time donor to Colombia, which has already received around 10 billion dollars from the United States over the past 15 years. The U.S. president said the new injection of money will be used to reinforce the Colombian government's security gains, and will go to help FARC rebels reintegrate into Colombian society.

The offering is well over the 300 million dollars that Colombia got from the U.S. last year, and the idea may face opposition in Congress.

Nevertheless, the U.S. is a long-time donor to Colombia, which has already received around 10 billion dollars from the United States over the past 15 years.

The U.S. president said the new injection of money will be used to reinforce the Colombian government’s security gains, and will go to help FARC rebels reintegrate into Colombian society.


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Translation: “Just as U.S. President Barack Obama said, this isn’t an ending, it’s a beginning. The new chapter of the alliance between the U.S. and Colombia is #PeaceColombia”