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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-11-07 11:54 PM
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8. Colombia blasts Clinton opposition to trade pact
Colombia blasts Clinton opposition to trade pact
Fri Nov 9, 2007 4:48pm EST

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on Friday called Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton's opposition to a U.S. free-trade deal with Colombia an "unforgivable" misunderstanding of his country.

Uribe has lobbied hard to show his government deserves a free-trade deal for curbing violence from a 4-decade-old conflict, but Clinton joined other Democrats in citing the continued killings of labor leaders for rejecting a deal.

"This is very serious, very serious, it's an unforgivable misunderstanding of Colombia," Uribe told reporters in Chile where he was participating in a regional summit.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a free-trade agreement for Peru, but Colombia's deal is in doubt as Democrats question Uribe's record in reducing attacks on labor leaders and bringing their killers to justice.

Clinton, a New York Democrat, said on Thursday she opposed pending free-trade deals with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, noting, "I am very concerned about the history of violence against trade unionists in Colombia."

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