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| 10/7/2008 12:00:00 AM

Colombian ambassador maintains steady course

Oct 7 -- Carolina Barco has been immersed in America since birth. Colombia’s ambassador, who has been a model of calm during a tumultuous year in Washington for her country, was born in Boston and earned a degree from Harvard. As ambassador, Barco is her country’s lead advocate for a controversial free trade agreement with the United States.

The New England experience is one reason Barco believes she was appointed to serve as U.S. ambassador by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, a top ally of President Bush.

“My proximity and immersion in American culture would help me understand the culture here,” said the ambassador. “You like things to be upfront. You like things to be concrete and clear, not beating around the bush.”

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