The promise of a Colombia trade pact

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Author(s) Edward Schumacher-Matos
Source The Boston Globe
Date April 11, 2008
Quotes-start.png "The assumption by the Democrats is that all were killed for union organizing. It is an assumption implied in reports they cite from groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Those groups, however, rely on Colombian unions for their numbers, instead of collecting their own. The number of convictions now being won in the union's own cases reveals that perhaps one-fifth, and almost certainly less than half, of the killings had to do with unionism." Quotes-end.png

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