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Is Free Trade Worth a Chance?


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August 30, 2011

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

Coming to a state that has lost thousands of manufacturing and textile jobs to other countries because of free-trade agreements to argue for yet another one sounds a bit foolhardy. But Gabriel Silva, the Colombian ambassador to the United States, sees the proposed agreement between his country and the United States as a smart move for North Carolina…. But Silva also calls the agreement, "a job-defending opportunity."