Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses
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Bernie Sanders’ CAFTA reversal pledge worries Costa Rica businesses

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2016

Criticizing U.S. trade deals has become potent political ammunition for presidential candidates this election year. As candidates threaten to re-negotiate trade deals to get America “winning” again,…

US opens greater channels for trade, air links with Cuba
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US opens greater channels for trade, air links with Cuba

Brian Murphy | The Washington Post - January 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States took another step Tuesday to roll back restrictions with Cuba, opening financial channels for greater trade and clearing some obstacles to air…

Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies
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Morning caffeine fix gets cheaper as rains boost Brazil supplies

Marvin G. Perez | Bloomberg - December 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Hedge funds are betting your morning cup of coffee is going to get cheaper, even as prices head for a sixth straight monthly loss. Arabica-coffee…

Canada, Mexico win WTO nod for $1 billion in trade sanctions against US
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Canada, Mexico win WTO nod for $1 billion in trade sanctions against US

AFP - December 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Canada and Mexico won WTO approval Monday to impose some $1 billion a year in trade sanctions against the United States over its country-of-origin labeling…

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Latin American economic growth just 0.5 percent this year, says UN

AFP - July 29, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – The economy of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow just 0.5 percent this year, half the previous forecast and the lowest level in six…

Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization
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Costa Rica ban on Mexican avocados goes to World Trade Organization

Zach Dyer - July 17, 2015

Costa Rica’s two-month long ban on avocados from the world’s largest producer has moved on to the World Trade Organization. The Mexican Embassy in San José and…

US food producers see bonanza in Cuba, but steep barriers remain
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US food producers see bonanza in Cuba, but steep barriers remain

Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post - June 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before the U.S. embargo, Cuba bought more U.S. rice than any other country in the world. Now, most Cuban rice comes from Vietnam. Last year,…

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GlobalTies highlights role of public diplomacy at 2015 Latin America Dialogue

Larry Luxner - February 19, 2015

[caption id="attachment_58289" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Mary Ann Gatty/US Event Photos[/caption] WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Latino congressman from California, a respected pollster and Brazil’s top diplomat here were among…

US, Latin American leaders push hard for proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership
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US, Latin American leaders push hard for proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership

Larry Luxner - February 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If someone asked you to excite your friends and colleagues about the potential of TPA and what it could do for TPP – and…

More than 85 percent of Limón residents support new port terminal, poll claims
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More than 85 percent of Limón residents support new port terminal, poll claims

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

A solid majority of Limón residents say that a $1 billion APM Terminals port project will be a positive thing for the impoverished region, according to a survey from…