Colombia FTA Update

Human Rights Situation Worsening Despite Persistent Claims of ImprovementWe write in celebration of a new political moment in U.S.-Colombia relations.  President-elect Obama clearly stated his opposition to a U.S. – Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as recently as the last presidential debate in October.  "The history in Colombia right now is that labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis and there have not been prosecutions," Obama said. "I think that the important point is we’ve got to have a president who understands the benefits of free trade but also … is going to stand up to other countries." read more