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The Colombia Trade Stakes

Monday, April 7, 2008  |  Wall Street Journal

In an op-ed, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges congressional approval of a bilateral trade agreement with Colombia, emphasizing the Andean country's commitment to democracy and and the opportunity provided by the trade deal to strengthen U.S. competitiveness. ... Read More

5 Myths About NAFTA

Sunday, April 6, 2008  |  Washington Post

Philippe Legrain, a journalism fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, writes that: "The Democratic rivals have bought into most of the myths that have been peddled about the agreement and have placed their opposition to NAFTA at the center of their campaigns. Here's some information that could help them update their stump speeches." ... Read More

Branding a Nation

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In a new article for Poder, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines economic reform in Peru. As the country achieves investment grade, President Alan Garcia seeks to build on the recently approved free-trade agreement with the United States, "ensuring the benefits reach as many people as quickly as possible." ... Read More

Killing a Trade Pact

Saturday, March 29, 2008  |  New York Times

The isolated killings of union members in Colombia do not justify holding up a U.S.-Colombia trade agreement, writes Edward Schumacher-Matos, a former foreign correspondent for the New York Times and a visiting professor of Latin American studies at Harvard University. ... Read More

Spain and U.S.: Latin Partners?

Monday, March 24, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Latin Business Chronicle

The reelection of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero offers both Spain and the United States the chance to mend ties and broaden cooperation in Latin America. Eric Farnsworth and Christian Gomez outline ways the two countries can support Latin America's standing in the global economy and democracy in the region. ... Read More

Silly Season of NAFTA Bashing

Sunday, March 23, 2008  |  Susan Segal  |  Calgary Herald

In the Calgary Herald, AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal explains how, despite candidates' anti-NAFTA talk, the pact has proven a crucial investment and trade tool. "In a campaign about optimism and the promise of America, anti-NAFTA rhetoric simply doesn't fit," writes Segal. ... Read More