My Week in Washington
Upon the Twitter announcement from Attorney General Martinez’s office adding several new charges to my husband’s case and threatening moving from home detention to jail, I booked a one way ticket to the United States. With my husband, Luis, unable to join me and share his story with U.S. Congress and administration officials, I went on the journey alone.
I was welcomed to Congress with open arms and was humbled by the support of the many Congressional offices and committees I spoke with about the case. It is clear from my conversations in Washington, D.C. that many view the recent years between Colombia-U.S. relations as a digression from previous years of working together. While there is widely shared optimism surrounding the inauguration of President Duque, Luis’s case serves as a block to success as the current Attorney General’s office in Colombia railroads bilateral relations by using questionable documents to illegally monitor my family and threaten to move my innocent husband to jail.
I look forward to the day that my husband, Luis, can come thank everyone in person in Washington, D.C. for their support. Until that day, I will continue to stand at the front lines to defend my husband, my family and the rights of all Americans that choose to live abroad.