Today’s economic relationships look much different than they did even a decade ago.
During this decade, and with particular intensity in recent months, several far-reaching trade negotiations have been in the works worldwide.
Someday, someone will write the objective history of the US-Colombia free trade agreement For the US, the history is not a happy one.
The US is becoming more and more focused on its own problems, while increasingly middle class, globalized Latin American nations are finding new partners.
As the global financial crisis continues to alter US relations with the hemisphere, greater engagement in the region remains critical to US interests.
Will the three accords receive congressional approval? What is standing in the way?
It’s hard to find a country in the region that is more pro-America than Colombia and that is not going to change.
It is not easy to interpret often mixed signals coming from Washington about US foreign policy. But with its wide-ranging agenda, Colombia seems especially complicated.