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June 10, 2009

Breaking: Another win in Peru

U.S. fair traders won a temporary victory with Obama's decision to back off on the Panama FTA. Now it looks like our Peruvian allies have won a temporary victory in their country, after pressure from grassroots activists and legislators from the U.S. and Peru. Reports Reuters:

Peru's Congress on Wednesday temporarily suspended two land laws that triggered violent clashes last week between protesters and police in a remote Amazon region, killing 60 people.

The laws, decreed by Peruvian President Alan Garcia under special powers Congress gave him to implement a free-trade pact with the United States, outline a broad plan for how to regulate investment in the Amazon.


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Big Al

Sure but this is a *very* temporary agreement. Looks like they're just waiting for the media attention to die down before they re-introduce.

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