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Sunday, November 18

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Sun-Sentinel:: "The House approved a bill extending trade benefits to Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru beyond a Dec. 4 expiration date through 2006, despite opposition from some U.S. textile-producing states. Supporters said the measure would help the four South American countries boost production of apparel, flowers and other goods for U.S. sale and also reduce their output of illegal drugs. The four countries had urged passage amid today's global economic slump." The bill still has to get Senate approval.



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