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April 15, 2000 | From Reuters
The White House on Friday backed a congressional compromise that would extend new trade privileges to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, saying it would give an economic boost to the world's poorest nations. "This bill is a solid compromise effort that will create a framework for expanding economic growth and opportunity in both regions," U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
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BUSINESS
May 5, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House passed legislation Thursday easing trade barriers for impoverished nations in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, a vote some advocates cheered as a favorable prelude to congressional action on the pending China trade bill. The passage, by a 309 to 110 margin, culminated months of negotiations to iron out differences between competing bills passed last year by the House and the Senate.
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BUSINESS
May 5, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House passed legislation Thursday easing trade barriers for impoverished nations in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, a vote some advocates cheered as a favorable prelude to congressional action on the pending China trade bill. The passage, by a 309 to 110 margin, culminated months of negotiations to iron out differences between competing bills passed last year by the House and the Senate.
NEWS
April 15, 2000 | From Reuters
The White House on Friday backed a congressional compromise that would extend new trade privileges to Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, saying it would give an economic boost to the world's poorest nations. "This bill is a solid compromise effort that will create a framework for expanding economic growth and opportunity in both regions," U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish Star sits alone at the single dock of this tiny Central American port, waiting for the solitary crane to swing containers of bananas onto its deck. The entire weekly shipment from Belize's sole banana port is never enough to fill a single vessel. So before sailing home to Europe, the ship will top off down the coast in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The Guatemalan port makes Big Creek look, at best, quaint.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"Agreement" is the happy buzzword at the Summit of the Americas in Miami, but nagging differences persist between the United States and its Latin American neighbors. For example, Latin American countries declined to include an extensive U.S. anti-narcotics proposal in the summit's final documents, to be approved Sunday. A political analyst from the region said officials of Bolivia, Peru and Colombia "hit the ceiling" when the State Department made the tough proposal.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judy Barcelata, whose San Dimas company sells emergency medical equipment, sees opportunity in storm-ravaged Central America. "Our [Latino] culture sometimes doesn't see how important it is to take preventive measures," said Barcelata, vice president of Fegal International, which expanded here from Mexico in January. Hurricane Mitch was a potent demonstration of the need for more of her company's products in Central America.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish Star sits alone at the single dock of this tiny Central American port, waiting for the solitary crane to swing containers of bananas onto its deck. The entire weekly shipment from Belize's sole banana port is never enough to fill a single vessel. So before sailing home to Europe, the ship will top off down the coast in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The Guatemalan port makes Big Creek look, at best, quaint.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judy Barcelata, whose San Dimas company sells emergency medical equipment, sees opportunity in storm-ravaged Central America. "Our [Latino] culture sometimes doesn't see how important it is to take preventive measures," said Barcelata, vice president of Fegal International, which expanded here from Mexico in January. Hurricane Mitch was a potent demonstration of the need for more of her company's products in Central America.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | WILLIAM R. LONG and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"Agreement" is the happy buzzword at the Summit of the Americas in Miami, but nagging differences persist between the United States and its Latin American neighbors. For example, Latin American countries declined to include an extensive U.S. anti-narcotics proposal in the summit's final documents, to be approved Sunday. A political analyst from the region said officials of Bolivia, Peru and Colombia "hit the ceiling" when the State Department made the tough proposal.
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