The Huffington Post | 5/14/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia Commits "Crimes Against Humanity" As Free Trade Pacts Are Debated
May 14 -- Despite the claims of the Colombian government and those in the U.S., Canada and the EU eager to consummate "free trade" pacts with that regime, the human rights situation in that country is deteriorating fast.
Union Killings and The Hand of the State
So far this year, 17 unionists have been killed in Colombia -- allowing Colombia to maintain its long-running title as "most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists," and putting Colombia on a pace to exceed the figure of union leaders killed last year (49) and the year before (39) - figures which motivated Barack Obama to oppose the Colombia FTA in the first place.
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