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| 6/10/2010 12:00:00 AM

Hillary Clinton voices ongoing US support for Colombia

June 10--US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged continuing US support for Colombia as it faces ongoing threats from rebels and drug traffickers.

Mrs Clinton, speaking during a visit to Bogota, said security in Colombia had improved, but "there is no resting until the job is done".

The US has given about $7bn (£4.7bn) since 2000 in military and other aid for Colombia.

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been a key US ally in the region.

His successor is due to be elected in the second round of presidential elections on 20 June.

The two candidates, former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos and Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus, held separate meetings with Mrs Clinton.

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