The Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement: Our Ongoing Witness to Justice in Colombia

The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) was signed into law by President Obama on October 21, 2011. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship along with our many partners worked tirelessly against this legislation. This page offers information and background on the CFTA and our witness against it. We continue to monitor developments of the CFTA along with our US and Colombia partners and offer ongoing opportunities for advocacy, research, and learning. Keep checking back frequently as we continue to post information and updates as they come available. Please sign up for our Colombia Advocacy List to receive the latest information on this and other Colombia advocacy alerts direct into your inbox! PPF Leadership Statement on the passage of the CFTA (October 2011)

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Updated CFTA Resources (Spring 2012)

Why Presbyterians Oppose the Colombia FTA

The Economics of Free Trade:

Letters to Congress from Colombia (2011)

CFTA Resources from 2011:

Video – Katie Rains: Why I Got Arrested
How To Be an Effective Advocate (pdf) from the PC(USA) Washington Office
List of Presbyterian Members of Congress (pdf)
Talking Points: Negative Impacts of U.S.-Colombia FTA
Download a fact sheet (pdf) from Witness for Peace which concisely describes some of the issues at stake with Free Trade and Colombia.

A wealth of resources, including a list of local groups and contacts, is available from the Latin America Working Group.

What will you do?

Watch “The Cost of Consuming” from Witness for Peace:

Background on the proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreement: