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[commondreams] Colombia — Ignored by Eng

[commondreams] Colombia — Ignored by English-language media, rural uprisings spread across industries as hundreds of thousands protest US -backed government. A nationwide strike in Colombia—which started as a rural peasant uprising and spread to miners, teachers, medical professionals, truckers, and students—reached its 7th day Sunday as at least 200,000 people blocked roads and launched protests against a U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and devastating policies of poverty and privatization pushed by US-backed right-wing President Juan Manuel Santos. http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/08/25

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