Letter to the USTR on Colombia

In spite of recent posturing from the Democrats about the need for certain changes in the Trade Model, in general they don’t accept the fact that the model is inherently flawed, that it is not working and it will not work because these agreements principally serve to increasingly concentrate resources in the hands of a few. We are again facing a situation where the Administration has begun their full court press to get these four pending agreements approved by Congress, going so far as to pull out the ‘ideology’ card; i.e. that passing these agreements will stop the advance of Chavez, among other arguments. These three letters which follow, from different groups of people, are an attempt to present some of the many reasons why the Colombian FTA and the other 3 pending agreements, with Peru, Panama and South Korea must be rejected.  read more