The last week has seen rap artists, stilt-walkers and women with bowler hats, of course, joining together to campaign against a proposed Free Trade agreement between Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia with the US (TLC are the initials in Spanish). Marches and various events were hold across the Andean region to coincide with the 12th and penultimate round of negotiations.
In an open letter, 53 Andean Parliamentarians said: "We can not sacrifice the future development of our country as this [treaty] will especially affect the poor. It will also seriously limit the capacity of our States to adequately fulfil their role as regulator and redistributor which is needed to eliminate the gulfs of inequality and injustice that exist in our countries."
Category: Bolivia | TLC