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Expanding Hemispheric Trade in an Era of Economic Uncertainty

Tuesday, March 31, 2009  |  Poder

"Generally unpopular in Washington, trade is now an orphan," write COA’s Eric Farnsworth and Michelle Morton for Poder magazine. “Pending trade agreements manifestly in the U.S. interest are languishing.” Solutions to jump-start the ailing hemispheric economy include conclusion of a trans-Pacific trade agreement. ... Read More

Presidente Lula: Defensor de libre comercio

Monday, March 16, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |  El Diario/La Prensa

AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini writes in El Diario/LaPrensa that during Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva’s White House visit he advocated for the continued flow of free trade to confront the global economic crisis, a stance removed from Lula’s political beginnings as a trade union leader. (en español) ... Read More

Let's Turn the Group of Seven Rhetoric into Action

Sunday, February 22, 2009  |  Financial Times

Writing in the Financial Times, President and CEO of Citibank and AS/COA Chairman William R. Rhodes urges countries to reject protectionism and lend support to multilateral institutions in the face of "the most serious economic and financial crisis in [his] more than 50 years of banking."  ... Read More