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Chief Clinton campaign strategist Mark Penn resigned from his post (he's still working with the Clinton campaign) because it was revealed that he was working on the passage of a free trade agreement with Colombia. As it turns out, far too little has been said about former President Bill Clinton's involvement with Colombian business officials.

From the Huffington Post:

Former President Bill Clinton has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars speaking on behalf of a Colombia-based group pushing the trade pact, and representatives of that organization tell The Huffington Post that the former president shared their sentiment.

In June 2005, Clinton was paid $800,000 by the Colombia-based Gold Service International to give four speeches throughout Latin America. The organization is, ostensibly, a development group tasked with bringing investment to the country and educating world leaders about the Colombia's business opportunities.

The group's chief operating officer, Andres Franco, said in an interview that the group supports the congressional ratification of the free trade agreement and that, when Clinton was on his speaking tour, he expressed similar opinions.