Thursday, May 14, 2015

19 members of Congress send letter to Colombian president supporting cessation of aerial spraying

This happened yesterday, but I’ve only heard about it from Spanish-language sources - I haven’t turned up a single English-language or US-oriented news piece about it. As usual, information about Latin America, even when it involves our government and public funds, is deemed of little interest to us.

The letter is described, and the full text available, in a press release from the office of Rep. Sam Farr:*

“In addition to [Sam Farr (D-Calif.)] and [James McGovern (D-Mass.)], the letter was signed by Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), José Serrano (D-N.Y.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.)”

* Unfortunately, they make the typical error of describing what’s been sprayed as simply glyphosate.

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