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September 3, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the United States and the Mercosur countries of South America would hold a first set of free-trade talks this week in Uruguay. Zoellick made the announcement at the end of a trade ministers' meeting hosted by Mexico to narrow differences on the agenda for new world-trade talks. Zoellick said he would meet with the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on the sidelines of a Cairns Group meeting set for today and Tuesday.
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September 3, 2001 | Reuters
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said the United States and the Mercosur countries of South America would hold a first set of free-trade talks this week in Uruguay. Zoellick made the announcement at the end of a trade ministers' meeting hosted by Mexico to narrow differences on the agenda for new world-trade talks. Zoellick said he would meet with the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay on the sidelines of a Cairns Group meeting set for today and Tuesday.
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BUSINESS
March 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
North, South Americans Renew Commitment to Free Trade: In a final communique issued after two days of talks in Cartagena, Colombia, trade ministers from 34 Western Hemisphere countries agreed "to make concrete progress" toward the building of the so-called Free Trade Area of the Americas by the end of the century. But the group failed to announce the start of formal negotiations over the nuts and bolts of the agreement any time soon.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1996 | LYNN F. MONAHAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Peruvian author Alfredo Bryce Echenique visited Lima last year to promote his latest book, he found illegal copies circulating before he even finished his tour. Worst yet, the pirate publishers indiscriminately hacked out sections of "Don't Wait for Me in April" to cut down on their own printing costs. Most Peruvians would not be surprised that Bryce, an internationally known novelist who now lives in Paris, would be pirated in his native land.
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December 9, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush completed a weeklong tour of South America on Saturday, lauding it as a "profile in courage" whose leaders and people have "thrown off the shackles" of state-run economies in exchange for reborn private enterprise.
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July 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Bush said he will ask Congress to approve special duty-free treatment of selected imports from four Andean nations as a step toward a "comprehensive free-trade zone for the Americas." Bush made the announcement after a meeting in Washington with Ecuadorean President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos. In addition to Ecuador, the preferential trade treatment would affect Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Drug Enforcement Administration has moved to block U.S. chemical shipments to 52 South American companies on grounds that the solvents they import are likely to be used in the production of cocaine, congressional sources said Monday. The move, authorized under new legislation, comes as revised intelligence estimates indicate that as much as 70% of all the solvents shipped by the United States to the Andean nations wind up as ingredients in cocaine processing, the sources said.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1992 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
Marketing agreement: Ropak Laboratories, a developer of laboratory tests that offer an alternative to live-animal testing of cosmetics and eye-care products, said it has reached agreement with a Brazilian firm to market Ropak products in South America.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1996 | LYNN F. MONAHAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Peruvian author Alfredo Bryce Echenique visited Lima last year to promote his latest book, he found illegal copies circulating before he even finished his tour. Worst yet, the pirate publishers indiscriminately hacked out sections of "Don't Wait for Me in April" to cut down on their own printing costs. Most Peruvians would not be surprised that Bryce, an internationally known novelist who now lives in Paris, would be pirated in his native land.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
North, South Americans Renew Commitment to Free Trade: In a final communique issued after two days of talks in Cartagena, Colombia, trade ministers from 34 Western Hemisphere countries agreed "to make concrete progress" toward the building of the so-called Free Trade Area of the Americas by the end of the century. But the group failed to announce the start of formal negotiations over the nuts and bolts of the agreement any time soon.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1992 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
Marketing agreement: Ropak Laboratories, a developer of laboratory tests that offer an alternative to live-animal testing of cosmetics and eye-care products, said it has reached agreement with a Brazilian firm to market Ropak products in South America.
NEWS
December 9, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush completed a weeklong tour of South America on Saturday, lauding it as a "profile in courage" whose leaders and people have "thrown off the shackles" of state-run economies in exchange for reborn private enterprise.
NEWS
July 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Bush said he will ask Congress to approve special duty-free treatment of selected imports from four Andean nations as a step toward a "comprehensive free-trade zone for the Americas." Bush made the announcement after a meeting in Washington with Ecuadorean President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos. In addition to Ecuador, the preferential trade treatment would affect Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
NEWS
February 6, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Drug Enforcement Administration has moved to block U.S. chemical shipments to 52 South American companies on grounds that the solvents they import are likely to be used in the production of cocaine, congressional sources said Monday. The move, authorized under new legislation, comes as revised intelligence estimates indicate that as much as 70% of all the solvents shipped by the United States to the Andean nations wind up as ingredients in cocaine processing, the sources said.
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