Monday, March 31, 2008

I'm wondering how we can sign a free trade agreement with a country in the midst of a civil war

Colombia, to be specific. The New York Times has a story about the proposed agreement that notes that

"All sides agree that trade-union murders in Colombia, like all violence, have declined drastically in recent years. The Colombian unions’ own research center says killings dropped to 39 last year from a high of 275 in 1996."

Only 39 trade union leader murders by the paramilitaries in 2007, glad to know that things are safe and normal in Colombia these days.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once you learn how to spell Colombia, we'll begin to start answering the tougher questions. . .

John Madziarczyk said...

Oh, sorry, (takes one second to click spell check) fixed now.