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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

Panama Fever Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, March 27, 2008

At a COA book launch, panelists shared scientific, political, and historical insights into the Panama Canal’s construction. Matthew Parker, author of Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time provided context for the discussion through his historical overview beginning with the colonial era. ... 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