What began for Robert McCollum as a two-year leave of absence for a foreign mission became a five-year stint at a Christian school in Bogota, Colombia with 300 students, about of tenth of the enrollment the educator was accustomed to in Chicago.
Juan Sebastian Bustamante Sanchez, who took the naturalization test last week, had more in common with his examination officer than he realized. Sarah Moses, an officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, also had to pass the examination to become an American citizen.
Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, is visiting Maryland this month and enjoying a family reunion of sorts. He and nine other Colombian orphans have traveled thousands of miles on what they believe is a vacation, but in reality, they are on a search for a permanent home.
About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at Johns Hopkins University — a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university officials said Monday.
Contrary to the assertions of a congressional fact finding mission, the record of human rights abuses in Colombia remain terrible and will only be worsened by a free trade agreement with the United States.