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Colombians Debate Politics With Difficulty

Monday, July 28, 2008

Colombian immigrants in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens have been lauding their government and President Alvaro Uribe for recent efforts to combat violence in Colombia, particularly by the FARC rebel group. Residents of New York's Little Colombia overwhelmingly support President Uribe. In recent years many have been able to return to visit areas that used to be too violent. But some Colombian New Yorkers are critical of President Uribe's leadership. And, as WNYC's Marianne McCune reports, they say it's hard to get anyone to listen.

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