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McCain Addresses Rights, Trade in Colombia Visit

The Wall Street Journal By LAURA MECKLER Original Publish Date: July 2, 2008 Cartagena, Colombia — Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he is concerned about human-rights abuses in Colombia but in a visit to this Latin American ally, he praised progress made so far and pushed for ratification of a pending free-trade agreement back home. […]

Zimbabwe: Reverse Ban on Food Aid to Rural Areas Political Interferences Risks Worsening Widespread

AgBioView & Human Rights Watch Original Publish Date: June 4, 2008 London – The government should immediately reverse its decision to ban aid agencies from distributing food to hundreds of thousands of hungry people in rural areas, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 29, 2008, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Social Welfare, Nicolas Goche, issued a […]

Mr. Uribe’s Send-Off

The Washington Post When Colombia’s democratically elected Congress approved a plan by President Álvaro Uribe in 2005 to demobilize right-wing paramilitary groups and bring their top leaders to justice, human rights groups and some congressional Democrats in the United States declared themselves outraged. Though the paramilitaries were a principal source of the violence and drug-trafficking […]

Colombian VP says AFL-CIO chief is lying.

The Miami Herald Washington – An irate Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos set aside diplomatic niceties and lashed out Friday at opponents of a U.S. free trade pact with Colombia, accusing them of distorting the country’s record on violence. Santos, saying he had to be ”respectful” of the legislative branch of another country, avoided attacking […]

Brazil, China In Bilateral Ag Trade Talks-Ag Ministry

The Wall Street JournalSao Paulo – Brazilian agriculture officials are in China this week to discuss bilateral trade between the two countries, Brazil`s Agriculture Ministry said Monday evening. The Agriculture Ministry said in a press release that Brazil will ask for definitive rights to export genetically-modified soybeans to China. Rights to export GMO to China […]

Africa: Time to Focus on Invisible Wealth

Inter Region Economic NetworkAlbert Einstein once stated: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Intellectual Property Rights are often considered as serious obstacles to trade and the transfer of technologies related to the conservation of biological diversity. African countries are rich in biodiversity and indigenous knowledge which has flowed freely to the developed countries. However global […]

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