Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Bad Deal for Everyone Involved

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Author(s) Phil Hare, Mike Michaud
Source The Huffington Post
Date April 8, 2008
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-phil-hare-and-rep-michael-h-michaud/colombia-free-trade-agree_b_95704.html
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Quotes-start.png "Thirty nine trade unionists were murdered in Colombia in 2007, and they are being killed at a rate of over one per week this year. Of the more than 2,500 murders in that nation since 1986, only 68 cases -- around 3 percent -- have resulted in convictions. However, many of these criminals were convicted in absentia -- meaning they may still be at large and continuing to terrorize workers. Yet inexplicably, President Bush and some Members of Congress want to reward Colombia with a free trade agreement. Not on our watch." Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position Agreement should be ratified on the topic Colombia-United States Free Trade Agreement.