Colombia: Rural poor revolt deepens against ‘free trade’

By blockading highways and stopping work since August 19, Colombian campesinos made a dramatic statement for a fairer economy and greater independence from the United States. The central demand was and is the abolition of the free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the US and EU, and guaranteed minimum prices for their agricultural products.

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By Christian Tym
Published in Green Left
September 15, 2013

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