Murder charge against leader is '800-pound gorilla' facing U.S.-Panama trade deal

Swanson, Ian
September 2007
Hill;9/26/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 111, p18
The article reports on issues related to the candidacy of Pedro Miguel Gonzalez and its effect to the U.S. and Panama trade deal. It was mentioned that the election of a man wanted for murdering a U.S. soldier as head of Panama's legislative assembly will imperil a trade deal. Gonzalez was acquitted of the accusations but the decision was questioned by the U.S. Representative Jim McCrery noted that electing a man charged in the U.S. is a great concern.


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