Colombia is currently (2009-2010) a rate of change that will end with the country’s productivity and its value-added exports, as well as with the production that must compete with imports. It has origins in the foreign investment in mining and hydrocarbons and the neoliberal dogma that the Government and the Bank of the Republic assume the problem. We must not get married with a wrong principle, we follow a basis which is not true: spread the idea that the free market would be the absolute panacea to the difficulties of economies in developing. But the reality showed that economies that did not follow this pattern; they achieved greater levels of development is a chimera say or ensure that a nation like Colombia is not feasible without free trade, the classic example is Mexico because I sign a treaty with United States, convinced of its opportunity to deal with china and the effect was unrealizable competition, the indisputable result occur enclosures of the Mexican productive complexes to be transferred to Beijing. (China does not have a free trade agreement). It is now recognized that Colombian production suffers a franc decline, precisely because of its inability to protect against imports in the previous Government of alvaro Uribe Velez went from 6.0 to 9.8 million tonnes between 2002 and 2008. Adding to this that exports are stagnant.
Special mention deserve the treatment that was read to the coffee: that despite having affordable prices in the coffee year which ends in September 2009 in Colombia production fell 12. 5 to 8.6 million sacks and its exports fell 11. 6 to 8.7 million bags this genre reduction in peasant production producing pauperizo of the standards of living of the peasantry poor in Colombia the year of 1990, was the starting point of the free trade generating a situation of distress and permanent crisis, the industry already for 1999, an industry that was already flimsy decreased by 13 percent, detriment to It allowed the widespread decline of the economy. For 2009 the industry under one higher than the 1999 7.3 detriment, free trade destroys national industry (small and medium industrialists). Colombia is not agenciara a development if not to protect national industry. It is urgent to resolve the problems of industrial production and the field no we cannot continue to think the investment of foreign capital in hydrocarbon and mining to pay external debt and that that money is the basis of our development while national field and industry go into Frank decay. But they think of neo-liberal recipe that does not matter that they are skipping and disappears up agricultural and industrial production because controlled the poverty gap with the royalties mining companies and the populism of subsidies. This allowed in the Government of alvaro Uribe Velez a few sectors remain stable those linked to transnational capital and the vast majority of the poor peasantry is pauperizo.