dimanche, janvier 21, 2007

Actualité - New Anti-FTA Protests in Colombia

Bogota, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) - Senator Jorge Robledo announced on Sunday new demonstrations against the congressional approval of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the governments of Colombia and the US.

Robledo noted that his party, the Polo Democrático Alternativo, along with grassroots organizations is organizing protests against the FTA, which, according to him, will destroy thousands of jobs in the countryside as well as small and medium companies.

For the senator, the trade deal the Colombian Legislative should discusse from February may be returned to the government due to the adjustments that US congress people want to do.

After their win at the US Congress by the end of 2006, democrat legislators said they would not pass the FTA without modifications in the environmental and labor issues.

Although the Colombian government assured it would not renegotiate the pact with Washington, they admitted the possibility of discussing the inclusion of such modifications.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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