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Secretary General José Miguel Insulza on the OAS Role in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In an AS/COA Online interview, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza describes the role of the agency in negotiating recent border tensions between Ecuador and Colombia, autonomy and recall votes in Bolivia, and U.S.-Cuba relations. "[T]he OAS has to prove itself as the main forum for political dialogue in the Americas," said Insulza. ... Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab Warns of "Forces of Isolationism"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008  |  Jason Marczak

“Trade agreements are not gifts of the United States [to another country] but gifts that we give ourselves,” said U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. In a period of economic uncertainty, trade is an important driver of re-energizing economic growth, she emphasized at the 2008 Washington Conference on the Americas. ... Read More

NAFTA Debate Mirage

Sunday, April 20, 2008  |  Washington Times

In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Shankar Singham—a partner with global law firm and COA member Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. —warns against anti-free trade rhetoric utilized in current U.S. presidential campaigns. "Those political candidates who have hidden behind trade as the primary reason for economic anxiety are hiding voters from the truth of the new global economy," writes Singham. ... Read More

COA's Eric Farnsworth on the Delayed U.S.-Colombia TPA Vote

Thursday, April 10, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

In an AS/COA Online Interview, COA Vice President and trade policy expert Eric Farnsworth discusses Congress' decision to delay consideration of the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement. He warns that a failure to approve the deal would undermine regional allies who support an open market democratic system. ... Read More

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