World Politics Review | 10/13/2008 12:00:00 AM
OP-ED: Bilateral Free Trade Agreements Face Challenges in South America
Oct 14 -- Earlier this month, lawmakers in the United States passed a bill that would renew trade preferences to four countries in South America.
U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to sign the bill, despite having requested last month that Bolivia's beneficiary status be suspended, citing lack of cooperation from President Evo Morales on drug eradication efforts. If signed, the bill would extend trade preferences for Colombia and Peru until the end of 2009. Bolivia and Ecuador would see only six-month extensions.
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