Trade talks expected during President Obama’s trip to Columbia
President Barack Obama is travelling to Colombia today to attend the Summit of the Americas. Trade is expected to come up as a major topic of discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with UF Center for Latin American Studies Director Phillip Williams about the summit and what can be expected to result from it.
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