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.


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.