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Starting next Tuesday, November 30, trade representatives from the Andean countries of Perú, Ecuador and Colombia will meet with U.S. trade officials, led by the purveyor of economic terrorism himself – Robert Zoellick – to begin hashing out the finalities of a new bilateral Andean Free Trade Agreement. AFTA began to take shape last March, strengthening a previous agreement called the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) initiated by Bush in September of 2002. Colombia’s government has been the core in trying to bring AFTA to life for the Andean countries – mainly due to the recent failure of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks.

Starting next Tuesday, November 30, trade representatives from the Andean countries of Perú, Ecuador and Colombia will meet with U.S. trade officials, led by the purveyor of economic terrorism himself – Robert Zoellick – to begin hashing out the finalities of a new bilateral Andean Free Trade Agreement. AFTA began to take shape last March, strengthening a previous agreement called the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) initiated by Bush in September of 2002. Colombia’s government has been the core in trying to bring AFTA to life for the Andean countries – mainly due to the recent failure of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks.

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