Saturday, April 12, 2008

NYTimes Editorial supports the FTA with Colombia

Excellent editorial enlisting the reasons why the house must approve the FTA with Colombia.

Why is this topic relevant to the blog? Well, first I'm Colombian. Second, the US-Colombia relationship must evolve from militaristic assistantship to economic partnership. The agreement is one of the many things needed to accomplish the latter. One must keep in mind that the lack of opportunities for the rural poor, along with the huge incentives for illegal activities is what fuels the violence in Colombia. Trade is by no means a silver bullet, but rather a step in the right direction. Now lets just hope that we can keep walking towards a more prosper Colombia.

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