Once again Venezuela’s democratic opposition finds itself in an electoral dilemma. This time, though, it’s not (entirely) of their own doing. The moral weight of whether and how to participate in the November 21 regional and local elections hangs more on the European Union.
It’s Only Bananas? A Global Americans Review of Richard L. Bernal’s “Corporate versus National Interest in U.S. Trade Policy: Chiquita and Caribbean Bananas”
One does not usually think of bananas as big business, let alone as a factor in the fate of nations.
After almost a quarter of a century of negotiations, a trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU could be signed soon. But the electoral uncertainty in South America as well as the protectionist tensions that emerged after Brexit could present risks for the agreement’s ratification.
If negotiations over the proposed agreement between the two trade blocs succeed, it could become the most important bi-regional trade agreement in the world.