(By the Colombian government, not the Clinton campaign).
Here’s part of the statement from the Colombian embassy:
The Colombian Government announces its decision to terminate the contract with Burson-Marsteller. This firm conducts public relations and communications consulting services on behalf of Colombia in the United States for the approval of the Free Trade Agreement and the continuation of Plan Colombia.
Mr. Mark Penn, President and CEO of Burson Marsteller, reponded to claims by Union representatives who questioned his relationship with the Colombian Government by declaring that it was an “error in judgment” to meet with his client the Colombian Ambassador on March 31. The Colombian government considers this a lack of respect to Colombians, and finds this response unacceptable.
Penn seems to have given the Clinton campaign nothing but bad advice and public relations headaches, and charged a fortune for the privilege. Is she scared he’ll spill the campaign’s deep dark secrets if they fire him? Loyalty to Clinton certainly doesn’t seem to be his top priority. Or can she not fire him just because then he would demand all the money her campaign owes him, and they can’t afford that right now because of the campaign’s liquidity problems?