Trade pandering

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Author(s) San Francisco Chronicle editorial board
Source San Francisco Chronicle
Date April 11, 2008
Quotes-start.png "The treaty - and the warmer relations it brings - has overwhelming advantages. Approval would show that Washington believes in supporting an ally ready to stand up to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Closer trade ties could cement gains made by Colombia's fragile democratic government. In an uncertain economic atmosphere, lower tariffs could lay the groundwork for a healthy recovery." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Agreement should be ratified on the topic Colombia-United States Free Trade Agreement.