Panama-US trade talks advance
Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 08:05 am EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Panama says the controls have kept the nation free from plagues such as mad cow disease and bird flu. Last month, Panama’s agricultural minister resigned over the issue, saying he would not compromise on public health by bowing to U.S. demands.
On Monday in Houston, Ferrer was to talk with representatives of oil companies about plans to build a new refinery in Panama’s western Chiriqui province. AP