Anabel González Accepts Top Agriculture Post at WTO

December 16, 2005

ANABEL González, who led the Costa Rican negotiating team for the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA), has been chosen to direct the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agricultural Division, the daily La Nación reported Tuesday.

 

The WTO has a director-general, five deputy directors and 19 division directors, now including González. It has 149 member countries and sets rules for global trade with a tendency toward liberalization.

 

Before serving as lead CAFTA negotiator, González was Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade from May 1998 to April 2001.

 

In September of 2004, González was among the seven high-level government officials to resign from President Abel Pacheco’s government in a conflict over the administration’s priorities.

 

You may be interested

Download our High Season Print Edition here
The Tico Times
759 views
The Tico Times
759 views

Download our High Season Print Edition here

The Tico Times - December 17, 2017

Thanks to all the readers from around Costa Rica and the world who have written to ask how they can…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light
Holidays
2661 views
Holidays
2661 views

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

AFP - December 17, 2017

Costa Rica's traditional Festival de la Luz, a holiday parade through the heart of San José, filled the capital with…

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
1226 views
Environment and Wildlife
1226 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…