Plan Colombia has been amazingly succesful, former US President Bill Clinton said Tuesday at the Americas Conference in Miami.
Addressing several hundreds of Latin American and Caribbean business and community leaders attending the 13th Americas Conference in Miami, Bill Clinton highlighted Plan Colombia as one of the most outstanding achievements of his administration as President of the United States.
“We just had the 50th anniversary of the Interamerican Development Bank in Medellin, it is inconceivable that there could have been an international gathering attended by the United States Treasury Secretary in Medellin without the partnership we achieved to give to Colombians the power to take back their country as much as they could” Clinton said.
Clinton also said that his foundation is working with Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation to “provide more education and economic opportunity for 8,000 students and their families” in Colombia.
Plan Colombia US-Colombia partnership was officially unveiled by Colombian President Andres Pastrana during Bill Clinton’s administration.
Bill Clinton has visited Colombia several times. Last visit was in 2008 for the inauguration of a school ouside the Colombian city of Barranquilla funded by Shakira’s Piesdescalzos.