How the Colombian Government Keeps Afro-Colombians Poor

Posted by | February 05, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

By (Colleen O’Neill)

The country’s armed conflict has been used by the Colombian government for decades to systematically deny basic labor and human rights. This crisis disproportionately impacts the Afro-Colombian population. A recent trade union delegation to the nation documented how Afro-Colombians have been excluded from economic growth. Despite acknowledging the persistence of racial discrimination and the historic causes of the marginalization, poverty and vulnerability experienced by Afro-Colombians, the government has not taken effective action to address these systemic problems.

Source: AFL-CIO

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