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Free Trade Fact of the Day

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 21, 2008 @ 9:56 am In International | Comments Disabled

May 19th was the four-year-anniversary of the first negotiating round of the U.S. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL) [1] distributed a “Dear Colleague” letter this week highlighting how far Colombia has come since then including:

  • Terrorist attacks are down 76% over the past 5 years
  • Homicides are down 40% in the past 5 years
  • Kidnappings are down 83% since 5 years ago

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[1] Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL): http://weller.house.gov/

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