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To the Colombian Embassy, a rose by any other name still spells free trade.
Republicans should stop "holding hostage" a beneficial free-trade agreement with South Korea they are using as a bargaining tool to pass other trade deals with Colombia and Panama, a top House Democrat said Tuesday.
The White House's better-late-than-never approach to three trade agreements doesn't cut it for trade groups that say American businesses are quickly losing ground to global competitors.
Rayful Edmond III, whose crack cocaine empire netted $1 million a week in the late 1980s, walked into the federal courthouse in Washington nearly a decade ago as a witness for the prosecution in a massive murder-for-hire drug case.
President Obama opened the final leg of his Latin American tour Tuesday in El Salvador, a critical partner on immigration and narcotics wars, both issues of increasing concern to the United States.
Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vasquez has won the 2011 Alfaguara Spanish literary prize for his novel "El ruido de las cosas al caer" (The Sound of Things Falling).
@-Text.rag.dropcap:Last week, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, again came out against the pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, claiming they would cost U.S. jobs. Yet every respectable economist, from Adam Smith way back in 1776 until the present, has argued the virtues of free trade. Those in the Obama administration continue to waffle on these agreements by catering to the ignorance or deliberate know-nothing stance of their labor and other left-wing supporters. Many of the anti-free-trade types also argue for sourcing things locally. Does any of this make sense?
When President Obama begins his tour of Latin America on Friday, two countries will be conspicuously missing from his itinerary: Colombia and Panama. Although Mr. Obama plans to swing by Brazil, Chile and El Salvador, he opted not to schedule visits to a pair of nations he claims are important partners in his plan to double U.S. exports by 2015.
Defender Rafael Marquez and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa have been selected by Mexico coach Jose Manuel De la Torre for exhibition games in the United States against Paraguay and Venezuela.