From Mexico to South America: Gral. Petraeus (CIA) visited the Colombian jungle.
The CIA Director visited La Macarena in the state of Meta, center of Colombia. He met with the Defense Minister and Military Commanders of the Colombian Armed Forces.
Colombia’s government today praised U.S. support for strengthening systems of technical (Sigint) and human intelligence (Humint) in the fight against illegal organizations like FARC operating in this South American country.
“With the support of the U.S. government we are strengthening our systems of technical and human intelligence,” said Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón, through a statement.
He added that “there must be no place in Colombia where terrorists and criminals can hide undetected.”
Minister Pinzon and Director of the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) United States, Gral. David Petraeus, visited La Macarena last Friday in the southern province of Meta, one of the areas where the illegal groups and drug traffickers operate.
With these meetings Colombia “will continue to strengthen cooperation ties between the two countries and strengthen the commitment to continue fighting terrorism, drug trafficking and transnational crime,” said the Defense Ministry statement.