The current direction of Colombia’s foreign policy includes looking past the United States, which continues to be a “great partner,” and into Asia, repairing ties with Ecuador and Venezuela and assuming a measured stance within the Latin American region that is in contrast with former President Alvaro Uribe’s conservative position, President Juan Manuel Santos said, according to the New York Times.

    “I consider myself very pro-American; I want to continue and even strengthen our relationship, but it’s common sense and common logic to diversify your international relations, especially in a world that is changing,” the newspaper quotes Santos.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.