US-Peru Free Trade Agreement

The Peruvian Amazon Bleeds
Massacre in the Amazon: The U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement Sparks a Battle Over Land and Resources
Amazon Indians Declare Insurgency Against Peru
Peruvian Army Moves into the Amazon after Tribes Blockade Rivers and Roads
Peruvian trade protesters shut down the road to the Buenaventura mine
Peru suspends plans to exploit the Amazon

Reactions to Senate Vote on the Peru FTA
Freshman Senators Stand Against Modified NAFTA Expansion Citizens Trade Campaign, December 6, 2007
In Peru Trade Vote, Senate Democrats Break with Base Lori Wallach, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, December 4, 2007
Hoffa Condemns Senate Passage of Peru Free Trade Agreement Teamsters Press Release, December 4, 2007
U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act November 4, 2007

Reactions to House Vote on Peru FTA
Majority of Democrats Push for New Trade Model Citizens Trade Campaign, November 12, 2007
What a vote for free trade means for the U.S. San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2007
Church World Service urging citizen action on Peru Free Trade Agreement Worldwide Faith News, November 19, 2007
Passage of Peru Trade Deal Endangers Consumers, Fails to Benefit Farmers in the United States or Peru Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, November 9, 2007
Dodd Opposes Peru Free Trade Agreement: US Needs to Take “Strategic Pause,” not Sign any New Trade Agreements Office of Senator Chris Dodd, November 9, 2007
Teamsters Denounce House Vote on Peru Trade Bill International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Nov. 8, 2007
Congress Spends 2007 Ignoring Trade Cheat China to Pass Flawed Peru FTA American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC), November 8, 2007
Manufacturing Group Blasts House Passage of Peru Trade Deal United States Business and Industry Council (USBIC), November 8, 2007
Majority of House Democrats Stand up for Constituents, Vote No on Peru NAFTA Expansion, Demand a New Direction on Trade Lori Wallach, Director of Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, November 08, 2007
Another Trade Pact Brought into the Coalition of the Willing: Campaigners Express their Dismay over the Passing of the Peru FTA November 8, 2007
Brown Statement on House Peru Trade Agreement Vote Office of Senator Sherrod Brown, November 8, 2007
Peru Trade Deal Fails to Deliver on Development Potential Oxfam America, November 8, 2007
Wu Statement on the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Office of Congressman David Wu, November 8, 2007
Kaptur Leads Majority of House Democrats to Oppose NAFTA-Style Peru Trade Deal: Measure Passes Despite Votes of 116 Democrats Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, November 8, 2007
Congress ‘Doesn’t Get It,’ Kucinich Says After Peru Trade Vote, and Neither Do Other Democratic Presidential Candidates Kucinich for President 2008, November 8, 2007
House Roll Call: US-Peru Trade Agreement Associated Press, November 8, 2007
Final Vote Results for Roll Call 1060 (BILL TITLE: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement) November 8, 2007
Democratic Freshmen and House Chair Votes on Peru Free Trade Agreement

Statements & Letters to Congress
Oppose the Peru and Panama Free Trade Agreements Citizens Trade Campaign
To Congress: Oppose the Free Trade Agreement with Peru National Family Farm Coalition, Nov. 6, 2007
To Congress: Oppose the Peru Free Trade Agreement International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Nov. 6, 2007
Oppose Peru NAFTA Expansion Public Citizen, November 5, 2007
To Congress: Vote NO on the Peru FTA International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Nov. 5, 2007
Oppose the Free Trade Agreement with Peru United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Nov. 2, 2007
AMTAC Opposes Peru FTA American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, November 1, 2007
Federation Representing 350,000 Indigenous Peoples in Amazon Region Urges Opposition to U.S. – Peru Free Trade Agreement Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon (AIDESEP), October 30, 2007

Opposing the Peru Trade Deal in Favor of Smart Trade John Edwards ’08 Campaign, October 27, 2007
Domestic Businesses Condemn Peru Trade Deal as a Distraction from Real Competitiveness and Jobs Issues Facing the Nation United States Business and Industry Council, Oct. 9, 2007
Oppose Expansion of NAFTA/CAFTA National Latino Congreso, October 6, 2007
The United States Needs a New Pro-Environment Trade Policy Amazon Watch, American Lands Alliance, ForestEthics, Greenpeace USA, Rainforest Action Network, October 5, 2007
Defeat the Peru Free Trade Agreement Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment, October 3, 2007
Vote No on the Peru Free Trade Agreement UNITE-HERE, October 1, 2007
Agricultural Implications of Peru FTA Food & Water Watch, October 2007
Open Letter to the United States Congress – Oppose the U.S.-Peru FTA September, 2007
Letter to Senate on Peru Free Trade Agreement Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, September 26, 2007

Vote No on Peru Free Trade Agreement NAFTA Expansion Change to Win, September 17, 2007
Letter to House
Letter to Senate
To Congress: Oppose the Peru Free Trade Agreement Oxfam America, September 17, 2007
Peruvian Unions to US Congress: Reject Free Trade Agreement CUT & CGTP, August 20, 2007
Vote Against the Panama/Peru Free Trade Agreements International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, August 2, 2007
National Latino Civil Rights Groups Address Shortcomings of Trade “Deal” National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, Dolores Huerta Foundation, League of United Latin American Citizens, June 27, 2007
Please Oppose the Peru FTA, Which Could Lock In Peru’s Failed Social Security Privatization
Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Sierra Club
US and Peruvian Women Say “No” to US-Peru FTA International Gender and Trade Network, November 3, 2006

Reports & Fact Sheets
U.S. Farmers: Broken Promises of the NAFTA/WTO Trade Model Show Why NAFTA Expansion to Peru Should Be Rejected Public Citizen, November 2007
IBEW Legislative Fact Sheet on Trade August 2007
Trade Deficit in Food Safety Public Citizen, July 2007
Revised Text of U.S.-Peru FTA USTR, June 25, 2007
Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights in Peru 2006 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, June 7, 2006
Peru, Colombia Trade Deals Would Lock in More Bad Investment Rules Foreign Policy in Focus, December 18, 2006
Peru FTA Compromises U.S. Port Sovereignty Public Citizen, September 26, 2006

Articles, Editorials, & Press Releases
US groups criticize inaction on Peru FTA forestry sector requirements Inside US Trade, June 4, 2010
Can Free Trade Be Fair? Lessons from the Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Council on Hemispheric Affairs, October 9, 2008
Three killed in farmers, cops clash in Peru Associated Press, February 20, 2008
Striking farmers cut access to Peru’s Machu Picchu Reuters, February 19, 2008
Peru Declares State of Emergency on Farm Protests Bloomberg, February 19, 2008
John Buell: U.S.-Peru trade deal adds insult to NAFTA’s injury Bangor Daily News, January 8, 2008
Hoffa To Bush: Drop Free Trade Forbes, December 16, 2007
Bush, Garcia, sign US-Peru trade pact AFP, December 14, 2007
US, Peru to sign free trade pact Friday AFP, December 11, 2007
President Bush to Host Peruvian President for Talks Friday Voice of America News, December 11, 2007

Opponents Wary of Peru-US Trade Deal Associated Press, December 11, 2007
Feingold’s right, Kohl is wrong Capital Times, December 10, 2007
As Senate’s ’08 presidential hopefuls absent, Peru free trade deal approved The Hill, December 5, 2007
Senate OKs Peru free-trade pact LA Times, December 5, 2007
Peru Free Trade Deal Passes, But Some Democrats Have Reservations Politico, December 4, 2007
Senate Approves Peru Trade Agreement, Sends to Bush Bloomberg, December 4, 2007
Senate Approves Peru Trade Deal New York Times, December 4, 2007
Senate approves Peru free trade deal and sends to Bush Reuters, December 4, 2007
Congress clears Peru trade pact MarketWatch, December 4, 2007
Congress Approves Peru Trade Deal Associated Press, December 4, 2007

Nelson-Pallmeyer Calls on Norm Coleman to Oppose the Peru Free Trade Agreement Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer for US Senate, December 3, 2007
Trade Deals Ignore Agricultural Impacts on Immigration IATP, December 3, 2007
Debate begins on U.S.-Peru free trade agreement Reuters, December 3,2007
Side issues stall action on trade agreements Chicago Tribune, December 1, 2007
U.S. Senate to vote next week on Peru trade deal Reuters, November 30, 2007
Farm groups urging Senate to pass Peru FTA Western Farm Press, November 29, 2007
McCaskill urged to reject Peru trade deal News-Leader, November 28, 2007
Democratic split on trade remains MarketWatch, November 16, 2007
Obama, Clinton & the NAFTA Kabuki Dance David Sirota, November 15, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For: Peru Gets its Free Trade Agreement with the United States Center for International Policy, November 13, 2007
Fight against Peru trade pact shifts to Senate Workday Minnesota, November 13, 2007
Merkley: Peru Deal Is Not Good Enough Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, November 13, 2007
Why on Earth Are Hillary and Obama Supporting Pro-Corporate Trade Deals? Alternet, November 13, 2007
Who will gain from the Peru-US trade deal? BBC, November 13, 2007
Despite Dem defections, House approves Peru deal The Hill, November 9, 2007
Are Democrats Blowing A Chance In A Generation on Trade? Jonathan Tasini, November 9, 2007
Peru free-trade agreement splits Democrats LA Times, November 9, 2007
Clinton to Oppose Colombia, Panama Trade Deals, Supports Peru Bloomberg, November 8, 2007

U.S. House approves Peru trade deal Reuters, November 8, 2007
Democrats Divided as House Passes Peru Trade Bill New York Times, November 8, 2007
Peru Trade Bill: It’s the Money, Stupid The Nation, November 8, 2007
Peru Free-Trade Agreement Cleared by U.S. House Bloomberg, November 8, 2007
Trade Fight The Nation, November 8, 2008
Pelosi Statement in Support of Peru Free Trade Agreement PRNewswire, November 8, 2007
Dems push for majority caucus vote on Peru trade deal The Hill, November 8, 2007
House Approves Peru Trade Agreement Associated Press, November 8, 2007
Peru Trade Pact Passes House Politico, November 8, 2007
The Dems Get Stuck on Trade Time, November 7, 2007

U.S. House delays vote on Peru trade pact Reuters, November 7, 2007
House May Pass Peru Deal, But Bush Trade Agenda Is Struggling Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2007
Why the Rush on Trade? Washington Post, November 7, 2007
Hoffa Says Democratic Leadership Out of Touch on Trade Teamsters Press Release, November 6, 2007
Fair Traders Whipping Opposition to NAFTA Expansion David Sirota, November 6, 2007
Freshman Dems revolt on free trade The Hill, November 6, 2007
REPORT: Peru Deal’s Labor Provisions “Worse Than Existing Law David Sirota, November 6, 2007
Bush adds political, security arguments to call for free trade agreements Thompson Financial, November 6, 2007
Bush presses Congress to pass Latam trade agreements Reuters, November 6, 2007
Trade agreement with Peru likely to get Colorado votes Denver Post, November 6, 2007

The hidden costs of free trade Boston Globe, November 5, 2007
Edwards: Senator Clinton Must Take a Stand on Peru Trade Deal Press Media Wire, November 4, 2007
Pa. Groups Prepare For a Peru Free Trade Vote The Bulletin, November 2, 2007
Trade Test The Hill, October 31, 2007
Peru Free-Trade Agreement Backed by U.S. House Panel Bloomberg, October 31, 2007
Teamsters: Peru Trade Bill Bad for Workers in Both Countries PRNewswire-USNewswire, October 31, 2007
House Dems expand workers’ aid bill to mitigate fallout from looming free-trade vote The Hill, October 31, 2007
Sen. Clinton undecided on U.S.-Peru free trade pact Reuters, October 30, 2007
Edwards’ attack on Peru deal shifts debate Financial Times, October 28, 2007
Statement on Peru Trade Agreement John Edwards, October 27, 2007

Eyeing Peru FTA, House panel OKs trade assistance program The Hill, October 25, 2007
Trade Winds from Peru to Portland Willamette Week, October 25, 2007
Using Chavez as Counterpoint, Bush Pursues Latin Trade Pacts New York Times, October 24, 2007
Social security activists fight Peru pact Miami Herald, October 23, 2007
Trade deal may hinge on jobs bill Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 21, 2007
The Invisible Culture of Corruption David Sirota, October 19, 2007
Peru Urgently Needs Labour Law Complying With ILO International Trade Union Confederation, October 18, 2007
No Iraq Withdrawal Timetable, But a Corporate Trade Deal for Peru? Robert Naiman, October 18, 2007
Trade winds shift for Bush Washington Post, October 14, 2007
Bush urges passage of Latin American trade pacts MarketWatch, October 13, 2007

Teamsters Challenge Bush on Free Trade Arguments Press Release, October 12, 2007
Bush tries to build support for Latam trade deals Reuters, October 12, 2007
A slow fade for free trade San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 2007
White House Fans Out For Trade Push, Aware of Skepticism Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2007
Centrist Dems tied to Clintons press influence in trade debate The Hill, October 10, 2007
Trade in the Spotlight: Issue Seen as Key One In Race for White House WWD, October 10, 2007
A Shift in Bush’s Trade Politics Washington Post, October 10, 2007
Trade agreement with Peru latest issue in Senate race Portland Press Herald, October 8, 2007
National Latino Congreso Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling on U.S. Congress to Stop Signing New Trade Agreements National Latino Congreso Press Release, October 7, 2007
Senate committee approves U.S.-Peru trade deal Reuters, October 5, 2007

House leader offers some hope on trade deals Reuters, October 3, 2007
Letter to Congress on Pending Free Trade Agreements UAW, October 2, 2007
Peru trade deal advancing, others not: senator Reuters, October 2, 2007
Bush sends Peru trade legislation to Congress Reuters, September 27, 2007
Peru deal gaining momentum among Democrats The Hill, September 27, 2007
Trade Secret: Labor Activists Annoy Blumenauer Portland Mercury, September 26, 2007
Peru trade pact clears major hurdle in Congress Reuters, September 25, 2007
House Panel Endorses Peru Trade Deal Associated Press, September 25, 2007
Senate panel gives Peru trade deal preliminary OK MarketWatch, September 21, 2007
Free trade must be fair trade Rep. Phil Hare, September 19, 2007

Labor groups differ on Peru free trade deal The Hill, September 19, 2007
Key House lawmaker sees Peru pact approval Reuters, September 18, 2007
Trade agreements seen as crucial Capital Press, September 18, 2007
Free Trade Agreements Taking Different Paths Women’s Wear Daily, September 18, 2007
Conference to Focus on Trade Protection AP, September 17, 2007
Congress Considers Peru Trade Pact As Prelude to Tougher Deals Miami Herald, September 17, 2007
Free-Trade Initiatives are on Life-Support as Export Growth Slows Miami Herald, September 16, 2007
Peru Free-Trade Agreement Set to Move in House After Delays Bloomberg, September 14, 2007
As Peru NAFTA Expansion Vote Looms, Opposition Grows Public Citizen, September 11, 2007
U.S. lawmaker plans quick action on Peru trade pact Reuters, September 11, 2007

Support Voiced for US-Peru Trade Deal AP, September 11, 2007
Bush officials tout trade agenda, woo Congress Reuters, September 10, 2007
U.S. gov’t launches fall campaign to pass FTAs with S. Korea, three other nations Yonhap News Agency, September 10, 2007
White House gearing up drive for Latam trade pacts Reuters, September 8, 2007
Support growing for trade pacts, U.S. Democrats say Reuters, September 5, 2007
Panama, Peru Pacts Likely for Action as Democrats Weigh Trade Politics Congressional Quarterly, September 5, 2007
Free-trade deals face rocky path The Hill, September 4, 2007
Congress may move quickly on Peru trade: aides Reuters, August 30, 2007
US says Peru lining up labor code for trade deal Reuters, August 8, 2007
Ways & Means Chairman Explains His Trade Legislation Philosophy Manufacturing and Technology News, July 31, 2007

New Report Reveals How Pending Trade Agreements Will Worsen Imported Food Safety Problem Public Citizen, July 25, 2007
Trade Harmony Between Congress, Bush Suffers a Setback Due to a New Demand Wall Street Journal, July 23, 2007
Nationwide Protests Over Neoliberal Policies Rock Peru Upside Down World, July 19, 2007
Teamsters Letter to Congress Expressing Opposition to Trade Deal June 12, 2007
House Democratic Leadership’s Deal With USTR Has Serious Problems Statement by Citizens Trade Campaign, May 23, 2007
Environmental Groups Respond to Trade Deal Statement by Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club Regarding Trade and Environment Deal, May 14, 2007
Peruvian Social Security Advocates to Pelosi: Reject the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement CGPT, CUT, Health Forum, National Confederation of Pensioners and Retired Persons of Peru, May 11, 2007

Articles & Editorials
The effect of the Free Trade Agreement with the US on cotton farmers in Peru: Cotton is no longer ‘white gold’ Oxfam International, March 2007
Transparency and Sovereignty Peruvian Civil Society Statement on Peru FTA, February 5, 2007
Afro-Colombians and Afro-Peruvians Urge Chairman Rangel to Renegotiate FTAsJanuary 19, 2007
LULAC Urges Renegotiation of Core Text of Peru and Colombia FTAs LULAC Letter to Chairman Rangel, January 19, 2007
Open Letter to Chairman Rangel on Access to Medicines and the US-Peru and US-Colombia FTAs January 17, 2007
Afro-Latino Letter Opposing Peru and Colombia FTAs November 13, 2006
A Statement of Opposition to the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement Interfaith Working Group on Trade and Investment, October 23, 2006
Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Sierra Club
Bush Free Trade Plan Puts Amazon Up for Grabs Bush Greenwatch, September 29, 2006
House Could Delay Vote on Peru Trade Bill Reuters, September 6, 2006

Oxfam America President to Congress: Vote No on US-Peru FTA Oxfam America, June 14, 2006
Reject New Trade Agreements With Peru and Colombia League of United Latin American Citizens, May 21, 2006
Beans for Lima Grist Magazine, May 11, 2006
Interfaith Statement on “Free Trade” and Human Trafficking May 2006
Immigrant Surge is Tied to the Failure of NAFTA Star Tribune, April 21, 2006
NAFTA Took Jobs, Workers From Mexico My San Antonio, April 13, 2006
US, Peru Sign Free Trade Agreement Amid Election Uncertainty Bloomberg, April 12, 2006
Nationalist Ahead in Peru, but Faces Runoff New York Times, April 10, 2006
Letter Calling for Tobacco Exclusion from All Bilateral Trade Agreements Members of Congress, April 10, 2006
Peru’s Leftist Candidates Aim to Scrap US Trade Deal Reuters, March 31, 2006

Peru Announces National Strike Peruvian Committe of Agrarian Organizations, March 20, 2006
US Labor Seeks to Stop Oman, Colombia, Peru Pacts Reuters, March 17, 2006
Rep. Sander Levin on Free Trade Agreements in Latin America Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 14, 2006
Bush Administration Cannot Fail to Address Labor Rights in Peru FTA Rep. Charles Rangel & Rep. Benjamin Cardin, March 10, 2006
Letter from US Environmental Groups Opposing the US-Peru FTA March 10, 2006
Colombia, US Trade Partner, Violates Labor Rights Says US State Department Study Bloomberg, March 8, 2006
Letter to USTR Portman Opposing the US-Peru and Colombia FTA International Brotherhood of Teamsters, March 7, 2006
US-Peru Strike Free Trade Agreement: Administration Hopes to Include Columbia, Ecuador Washington Post, December 8, 2005
US & Peru End Trade Impasse with Agreement Financial Times, December 7, 2005
Letter to USTR Robert Portman on Intellectual Property Provisions November 10, 2005

UN Expert Concerned US-Peru Free Trade Accord Could Deprive Poor of Medicine United Nations News Center, July 15, 2005
Drug Patents Stall Trade Talks Bloomberg, February 11, 2005
Statement on the Andean Free Trade Agreement Delegation of Bishops, February 8, 2005
Trade Winds Buffet State’s Farmers Seattle Times, June 28, 2004
Trade Accord with US Could Endanger Right to Health Inter Press Service, July 15, 2004
Attempted Assassination of Peruvian Trade Union Leader International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, July 9, 2004
Peru Negotiator Calls US Inflexible In Free-Trade Talks Dow Jones, August 26, 2004
Peru Cattle Ranchers March To Protest Free Trade Pact Associated Press, October 26, 2004
Peru Expects U.S. Free Trade Agreement by July, Minister Says Bloomberg, December 24, 2004