Textiles produced in Colombia are often found in countries with higher rates of textile pollution than Colombia, and that poses a problem for farmers, the environment and society as a whole.
The country has the third-highest textile production in Latin America and the Caribbean, after Venezuela and Peru.
As well as being a leading producer of textiles, Colombia has one of the highest levels of deforestation in the region.
As a result, textile production and consumption in the country have been affected by deforestation.
To combat this, the Colombian government introduced a new law on June 11, 2017, which was widely condemned by textile producers and environmental groups, who said the new law would not stop deforestation and would allow for more than 400 hectares of land to be cleared.
The legislation will make it illegal to destroy or remove vegetation, and will allow the destruction of any vegetation not used for planting the next year’s crop.
According to the World Bank, the law will increase Colombia’s deforestation rate by almost 70 percent.
The new law is also being used to protect other agricultural sectors in Colombia, such as the sugar industry, which has been affected as well.
A similar bill was introduced in Mexico in March 2018.
A group of textile workers and farmers has launched an international campaign to pressure the government to take steps to stop deforestation.
The group, the Global Alliance for the Fight against the Drought, said the law is an insult to the workers who make clothing and produce it, as well as the workers of all textile workers who are affected by the deforestation in Colombia.
“This law is a very cruel and punitive law that will lead to the deaths of thousands of workers and the destruction and loss of all natural resources in Colombia,” the group said in a statement.
The World Bank said the bill would also hurt Colombia’s small and medium-sized businesses, and was aimed at boosting domestic demand for textiles and making the country less competitive for international markets.
Colombia has also been the target of an international investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption.
The investigation was launched in 2018 after it was revealed that the country had spent nearly $40 million on bribes to secure the awarding of a contract to build a dam in the Andes in exchange for the release of a local community.
The dam would have flooded a river in the southern state of Chihuahua, destroying a local fishing village.
The government said the contract was awarded by an independent commission with the support of the federal government.
A spokesperson for the attorney general said that although the probe is continuing, the new bill is a threat to Colombia’s economy.
“If passed, this law will result in the destruction or destruction of more than 4,000 hectares of farmland and over 300 hectares of natural vegetation,” the spokesperson said.
“As a result of the illegal deforestation, a total of approximately 7,000 square kilometers of farmland has been destroyed in Colombia and many areas have been transformed into pasture.”
The statement comes after Colombia has been the subject of a growing number of human rights complaints in the past few years, including the use of excessive force by police, excessive use of tear gas and the arrest of activists for “inciting sedition”.
The World Health Organization last month reported that the number of people arrested for “insulting the government” in Colombia had risen from 11,000 in 2016 to 16,500 in 2017.
Colombia’s textile sector has been under pressure to adopt environmental and social sustainability policies.
The industry was recently ranked as the world’s second-most polluting industry, according to the latest statistics from the World Trade Organization.