The economic history of the Rebublic of Colombia
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- Search for black gold disturbs ancient
- By Michael McCaughan, The Irish Times, 31
December 1997. Colombia's oil boom made her a
self-sufficient exporter. The pressure to exploit new
deposits resisted by U'wa because it would destroy the
- Colombian Anti-Union Attacks Threaten Power
- ICEM Update, 3 March 1998. Big restructuring
and privatisation programs in the Colombian electricity
industry could be at risk if the basic rights of the
country's power workers are flouted.
- Colombia wary of U.S.-backed
- Reuters, 15 April 1998. Dangerous anti-drug herbicide
could change Colombia into prairie land.
- Power, money & control; Chiquita SECRETS
- By Mike Gallagher and Cameron McWhirter, Cincinnati
Enquirer, Sunday 3 May 1998. Chiquita made business
decisions in Latin America to cover up a bribery scheme
involving company and subsidiary employees, helped foreign
growers try to evade taxes, and ran into tax problems.
- Occidental Petroleum vs. the U'wa
indigenous people of Colombia
- By Dr. Cesar M. Chelala, Earth Times News
Service, 1 September 1998. Super-profits from
one of hemisphere's largest oil fields would destroy
U'we rights. Despite the social disruption, Occidental
has the go-ahead.
- Colombia's labor unions call for
suspension of foreign debt payments
- Agence France Presse, 24 August 1999. Colombia struggles
to emerge from its worst recession in 70 years.