COLOMBIA: CPT delegation to denounce pending Free Trade Agreement at U.S. Embassy in Bogota

CPTnet
3 October 2011
COLOMBIA: CPT delegation to denounce pending Free Trade Agreement at U.S. Embassy in Bogota

On Tuesday, 4 October 2011, at 2:30 P.M. members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Colombia and CPT delegates will hold a public action to speak out against the proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement at the United States Embassy in Bogota

 CPT invites the public to join the delegation in denouncing the pending U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and in support of the Colombian social movements working for peace and human rights.

 The presence of multi-national companies, which receive large land concessions from the Colombian government, has grown since the recent adoption of Free Trade agreements with Canada and the European Union.  These corporations put Colombians at risk of displacement in zones targeted for resource exploitation, such as in southern Bolivar province.  History has shown that displacement and human rights violations often go hand in hand with large multi-nationals moving into an area.

 CPT’s Colombia team invites people to be with them in spirit and prayer as they undertake this public witness in solidarity with ordinary Colombians whose lives are directly threatened by Free Trade agreements.