U.S. "Free Trade": Death, Drugs and Despair in Colombia

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Author(s) Jonathan Tasini
Source The Huffington Post
Date February 22, 2007
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-tasini/us-free-trade-death_b_41845.html
Quotes-start.png "The upshot: the so-called "free trade" deal would likely displace hundreds of thousands of poor rural Colombians from their lands, sending them into far deeper economic despair--and forcing many of them to work for the very groups that violently displaced them from their lands. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs conducted a study of the effects of the 1990s economic "liberalization" and concluded that such a move led to a 35 per cent drop in employment." 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.