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KPFK RADIO: Colombian free trade deal ignores violence, faces Colombian resistance

April 12th, 2011

Congress is poised to ratify a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia in spite of vehement opposition both here in the U.S. and in Colombia. The Latin American Working group calls Colombia “[t]he world leader in anti-union violence.” Over 50 union organizers were killed in 2010 alone, and at least 200 have been killed since the first Agreement was ratified between the two nations in 2007. The Colombian army has been implicated in the most recent murders of two agricultural union members....

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