Quote from the excellent piece written by James Jordan, National Co-Coordinator for the Alliance for Global Justice (published September 6th in Upside Down World):
“US intervention in Colombia has caused more problems than it has helped and the FTA would only make things worse. Recent investigations by the Colombian Attorney General have uncovered extensive US involvement regarding domestic spying by former President Álvaro Uribe’s administration. Information was shared with and analyzed by embassy staff and domestic spying programs were funded by the CIA. Activities included gaining access to the bank accounts, following the families and bugging the offices of Colombian magistrates.”
Read the entire rebuttal of the Obama Administration and Congressional propaganda pushing this unpopular policy here.