About This Event
On July 2, Colombian military intelligence and Special Forces liberated 3 U.S. hostages, former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, and 11 Colombian police and soldiers who had been held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia for as many as 11 years. Please join The Americas Project at the Center for American Progress as it hosts Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos for a discussion of the hostage rescue mission and other recent severe blows against the FARC and their implications for efforts to bring Colombia’s long history of illegal armed conflict to a close.
Dan Restrepo, Director, The Americas Project, at the Center for American Progress
Juan Manuel Santos, Minister of National Defense of Colombia
A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center