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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Colombia in the US News l Colombian en la Prensa Estadounidense

The Huffington Post published a piece on the impacts of the free trade agreement between Colombia and the US for the most vulnerable sectors of the Colombian society, such as Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities. The Financial Times reported on the agreement reached by members of Congress on the TAA extension, clearing the path for the passing of the free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia The Washington Post reported on the humanitarian tragedy faced by millions of small scale farmers that have lost everything to the floods. CNN reported on the assassination of two union leaders, both of whom were school teachers. The International Trade Union Confederation has publicly condemned the killings. http://articles.cnn.com/2011-06-24/world/colombia.teachers.deaths_1_union-group-teachers-association-international-trade-union-confederation?_s=PM:WORLD ----------------------------------------------------------------------

El Huffington Post publicó un artículo sobre los impactos que el tratado de libre comercio entre Colombia y los Estados Unidos tendrá sobre los sectores más vulnerables de la sociedad colombiana tales como: las comunidades Afro-Colombianas e indígenas. El Financial Times reportó sobre un posible acuerdo alcanzado por miembros del Congreso de Estados Unidos sobre la extensión del programa de protección para los trabajadores americanos, allanando el camino para la aprobación de los tratados comerciales con Corea, Panamá y Colombia. El Washington Post realizó un reportaje sobre la crisis humanitaria que enfrentan millones de campesinos en Colombia producto de la ola invernal. CNN reportó sobre el asesinato de dos sindicalistas quienes se dempeñaban como profesores. La International Trade Union Confederation condenó publicamente los asesinatos.

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