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By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top senator on Thursday threatened to scrap a U.S. program that waives import duties on thousands of products from developing countries, particularly India and Brazil, now that world trade talks have collapsed.
By Javier Mozzo BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's government said on Friday it expected to sign a free trade agreement with the United States in early October after ironing out difficulties over agricultural goods in the text of the deal.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombia's government said on Friday it reached a "total agreement" with the United States on the text of the free trade deal it had concluded in February.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia denied on Wednesday he is seeking a regional strategic alliance against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of farmers, some holding pictures of Cuban Revolutionary hero Che Guevara, blocked highways and clashed with police on Tuesday to protest a U.S. trade deal that they say will ruin them financially.
By Marco Aquino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's Congress ratified a free-trade deal with the United States on Wednesday that the country's president promptly signed despite noisy street protests, clearing the way for its approval by U.S. lawmakers.
LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - At least 28 miners were killed when their bus plunged into a ravine as they traveled home from work at a silver mine in Peru, the mining company said on Wednesday.
By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Andean leaders meet this week in Ecuador to try to salvage their five-nation commerce bloc after disputes over U.S. free trade agreements revealed deep political divisions in the region.
By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Jose Cespedes speaks with conviction: "This plan will do nothing to alleviate poverty in Bolivia. It is entirely political. It is designed as a form of colonialization.
By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - She is young, attractive, upper middle class and U.S.-educated. Until recently, she was close to Bolivian President Evo Morales.
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