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EDUARDO PIZANO DE NARVAEZ studied through 8th grade at the Colegio San Carlos in Bogata, Colombia. He finished high school in the United States at the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. He also studied at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogata, Columbia, and holds an MPA from Harvard University. Among his areas of interest are history, information technology, family, and the countryside. At 19, Mr. Pizano was mayor of the county of Chia in Colombia, and later served as a councilman for 12 years. He is owner and manager of Hortaexport, a food trade company. He served for 6 years as presidential counsel for the Shell Group in Colombia, dealing with governmental issues, community relations, and business image. Hr. Pizano was elected a national senator and represented the New Democratic Force in the Colombian Congress from 1991 to 1998. From August 1996 to May 2000, he served as president of the National Telecommunications Company. Mr. Pizano now serves as General Secretary to the President of Colombia.
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Authored by Mr. Eduardo Pizano.
The author, a former member of the Colombian Senate and now the General Secretary to the President of Colombia, discusses various misconceptions stemming from the uncertainty and confusion that permeated conference discussions involving U.S. policy in Colombia and the implementation of Plan Colombia. Finally, he argues that there are no cocksure short-term answers to Colombia s problems. What is c