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    Default Colombian Labor Lawyer Gunned Down, Timing Raises Questions



    Colombian Labor Lawyer Gunned Down Friday Raises Questions Of Timing Of Trade Agreement, Senior House Dems Say

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of Friday’s attempted assassination of a lawyer representing sugarcane workers, U.S. Reps. George Miller (D-CA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) asked the Obama administration today to reassess their timetable for sending the Colombian trade agreement to Congress. This shooting comes only five weeks after the Colombian government agreed to implement the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan.

    ..“Violence and intimidation are utilized in order to silence labor rights defenders in Colombia. When high-profile figures like Mr. Darío are attacked, it becomes evident that there are no guarantees for workers that peacefully and legitimately defend basic labor rights,” Miller and McGovern wrote. “Their vulnerability is symptomatic of a labor environment where the rights of workers do not matter.”

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    Default Re: Colombian Labor Lawyer Gunned Down, Timing Raises Questions

    The Colombian labor lawyer was gunned down for that reason. To have the Obama Administration cancel the trade agreement. It won't work. The trade deal will go through

 

 

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