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Uribe Defends Colombia's Amnesty Program

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Uribe Defends Colombia's Amnesty Program

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Uribe Defends Colombia's Amnesty Program

Uribe Defends Colombia's Amnesty Program

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During a visit to Washington, D.C., Colombian President Alvaro Uribe defends his human rights record and a controversial amnesty program aimed at ending decades of civil war in his country. U.S. lawmakers have warned Uribe not to offer amnesty to drug lords that run right-wing paramilitaries. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.