UAN Letter 62/21 Colombia
To: Mr. Anthony J. Blinken Secretary of State Cc: Ms. Katherine Brucker Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of USA Cc: Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dear Mr. Secretary:
As you are undoubtedly aware, the national strike that began in Colombia on 28 April continues with hundreds of mobilizations across the country. Authorities have responded with excessive use of force and stigmatization of the protestors. The OAS member states have failed to act to help resolve this crisis.
I call on you to lead a regional diplomatic initiative within the OAS to analyze and propose human-rights based solutions to the current crisis in Colombia.
It would be the first time the US would be on the right side of history in the region... usually y'all just train death squads and destroy crops by aerial chemical dump. You could do something good, so please try.
Sincerely, Shawn Nock