Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today’s Video: May Day in Cartagena

From Ascunción to Tegucigalpa, May Day rallies were held on Tuesday throughout the Americas.

The below video shows the march held in the Colombian port of city Cartagena where an estimated ten thousand people called for “greater social assistance, the right to work” and attention to other economic problems affecting residents:

Last month U.S. President Barack Obama and his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, said that a bilateral trade pact would go into effect on May 15th.

The agreement has received support from business interests in Colombia and the U.S. but has faced strong opposition by labor unions in both countries.

Video Source – YouTube via eluniversalmedia

Online Sources – Portafolio.com BusinessWeek, ABC Color, LaTribuna.hn

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