Diplomacy but No Trade Agreement at Summit of the Americas

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Since September 11, America's relations with it nearest neighbors have been sliding downhill. President Bush had high hopes for the Summit of the Americas, which wrapped up today in Monterrey, Mexico. Although the President appears to be repairing relations with Canada and Mexico, the United States failed to get what it wanted on free trade and corruption. Brazil and Venezuela were almost defiant. What does it all mean for American leadership of the hemisphere? What about agriculture and immigration? We hear what the President got-and what he didn-t, in a conversation with a reporter who covered the summit, and leaders of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and the Inter-American Dialogue.
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Summit of the Americas

Organization of American States (OAS)

Bill Jones campaign website

Barbara Boxer re-election website

Rosario Mar-n's campaign website



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton