Bananas on Trade
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Hundreds of millions of people stand to benefit – in Latin America, Europe, and elsewhere – because the EU and Latin American leaders are on the cusp of monumentally important free trade agreements between the two regions, yet Aurelie Walker wants to put this on hold because she would prefer poor farmers in the Caribbean to continue producing low value-added agricultural crops so they can remain mired in poverty. This is the true face of protectionism and Western paternalism.
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