October 31, 2002
THE FOREST:US may seek bilateral Latam trade deals - Zoellick (Reuters, 10.29.02)
The United States has developed a short list of Latin American countries it would like to negotiate bilateral free-trade deals with if hemisphere-wide negotiations sputter, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said on Tuesday.
It was just a few months ago that the navel-gazing libertarian Right had hypnotized itself--by staring at meaningless steel tarrifs for hours on end--into believing that the Bush administration secretly opposed free trade. Now the Administration is mere months away from announcing significant expansions of NAFTA. Which shows it's not just the Left that hasn't figured W out yet. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2002 1:22 PM