More trade unionists are murdered in Colombia than the rest of the world combined.
Colombia continues to be the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist. More than 2,700 trade unionists have been assassinated in the last two decades. The Colombian government's own figures show a 97% rate of impunity with virtually no convictions for the over 500 murders of trade unionists that took place during Uribe's presidential term.
Despite these statistics, the U.S. Government is pushing forward for a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia. Colombia also receives more U.S. aid, mostly military aid, than any country outside of the Middle East and Afghanistan.
The issues of violence and impunity in Colombia must be resolved before considering a trade agreement with Colombia in any form.
1. Pressure Congress to oppose the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia