Violence, Potential Job Losses Hang Over Colombia Free Trade Agreement

(Multimedia) As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer atmosphere for finally pushing the deal through.

But for Juan Cambindo, a Colombian sugar cane worker and union leader, the news of significant progress has come as a great surprise. Like many other Colombians, Cambindo says he has had his life threatened because of union ties. He first learned of his new and ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Aug. 5, 2011

Good investigation in getting the voices of citizens and labor organizers from Colombia.

The Obama/corporate push for the Bush/corporate trade deals has been pushed to September now, and will probably parade as a push for new "jobs" without saying where those new jobs are and what the net loss of jobs will be.

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